Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Mentorship Mixer

The CED Mentorship Program invites you to a fun evening of networking, food, and drinks. In partnership with the College of Environmental Design Interdisciplinary Group (CEDIG), the CED Mentorship Spring Mixer brings together mentors and mentees in the fields of architecture, planning, and landscape architecture.

CED Mentorship Mixer
Thursday, May 1st, 6:30-8:30PM
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Courtyard, 2nd floor Wurster Hall

Please RSVP here

The Society of American Registered Architects New York Council Scholarship


The Society of American Registered Architects New York Council (SARA | NY) is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Student Scholarship Program in the name of a young man, Sean F. Mellon, who was part of the SARA | NY family until his untimely passing in September, 2010. Sean was a devoted student of the Arts, and we have chosen to honor his memory by conducting a Scholarship Program to assist a worthy student in the pursuit of their architectural studies.

The Sean F. Mellon Memorial Architectural Scholarship will be an award of $3,000 USD and we encourage all architecture undergraduate and graduate students to apply.


Attached is scholarship poster and application for distribution. Please visitwww.sarany.org for more info.

Queer Awareness Days

Queer Awareness Days takes place annually during the last two weeks of April as a way to increase visibility of LGBTQ issues at UC Berkeley, engage the campus community through educational events and campaigns, and celebrate everything queer!

If you would like to add an event to the calendar email details to Adelyn at adelynauza@berkeley.edu. The Queer Awareness Days website (geneq.berkeley.edu/qad) will be updated with new events regularly, check back to see what's new!

Cardinal Scholars

Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring service that gives exceptional tutors affiliated with top universities the chance to be matched with elementary, middle, and high school students in need of additional academic support. We are seeking tutors in the Berkeley area 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.

By creating a profile you have the opportunity to be matched with a client if your services are requested! It doesn't take long to apply, create a profile and be part of our community.

Coming on board as a tutor is not a guarantee of immediate tutoring work, but offers the opportunity to be considered for an assignment once we receive a tutoring request in your area for in person tutoring and/or around the country for online tutoring.

Summer Reader/GSI Positions

http://ced.berkeley.edu/about-ced/jobs-at-ced/gsi-reader-positions/summer

Asheville DesignBuildStudio Summer Program

The AshevilleDesign Center is excited to announce our Summer 2014 Asheville DesignBuildStudio.
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 run from June 2 to August 8, 2014.

This summer, ADC will be partnering with the YWCA of Asheville to build an outdoor classroom for children taking part in their after-school and summer camp programs. This summer’s DesignBuild Studio project offers students of all design disciplines—architecture, landscape architecture, planning, engineering, graphic design, interior design—an opportunity to significantly contribute to the design and delivery of this new community asset.

Students will encouraged to engage YWCA members and children, in addition to surrounding community members, to better inform their design process. Students will also have the opportunity to confer with the design team at Mathews Architecture, the firm responsible for the YWCA’s recent renovations and additions (and recipient of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Firm of the Year Award in 2011).

Summer Course


Jacobs Hall Survey on Design Spaces

Jacobs hall is a new building that will hold design studios and equipment, located next to soda hall on northside. A team of students and professors is gaining feedback on what students are most in need of on campus in terms of design spaces and equipment, and ask that anyone interested in design fill out this survey.

Department of African American Studies New Course

New course on African Women Writers (159) this summer.
July 17th- August 15th
3-units
CCN: 10200

Recognizing and Responding to Signs of Sexual and Relationship Violence

             Learn about ways to support someone hurt by sexual violence, what resources are available, and the recognizing the personal impact on you as a support person. Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 
 For more info about the month's events, please go to geneq.berkeley.edu/ucbsaam.

Next discussion: Wed, April 30, 2014 - 4-5pm - 202 Chavez
Join us for this tea time discussion led by staff from the Asian Women’s Shelter. Bring your favorite mug or water bottle!
For disability related accommodations, please go to access.berkeley.edu
For info, contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES)

ED Community, please help us get a high response rate on UC's undergraduate experience survey. This will give us more meaningful data to understand what it's like here in the college. Plus, you can win valuable prizes!

Tell us how UC it by participating in the 2014 University of California
Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES). This survey is your opportunity to provide honest and confidential feedback about your undergraduate experience—what matters to you, what's working well, and what's not working so well. By completing the survey, you will make your experiences count. To thank you for your participation, we are offering prizes worth more than a total of $5,000 to those who complete UCUES. This includes multiple iPads, and money added to your Cal 1 Card.

You may log in to complete the survey at: http://ucues.berkeley.edu

Career Center: Graduating Seniors Survey

If you’re a Dec `13 or May `14 graduating senior, CED and the Career Center want to know what’s next. This data will improve our understanding of the transition paths of Berkeley design students and provide information about how we can improve our services.

You can contribute to this effort by taking 5-10 minutes to fill out the survey which can be found at https://webqa.berkeley.edu/destinationsurvey.

By submitting your responses you will be eligible for drawings giving away 3 additional iPad minis, and twelve $25 Amazon gift cards. The first drawing is just a few of weeks away, and your answers will remain confidential.

Once you complete the survey, your name will be eligible for all subsequent prize drawings, so complete the survey early to be eligible for more prizes.

Increasing the response rate will also increase the accuracy and utility of the survey’s findings. For example, to learn more about where last year’s CED seniors went after graduation find our majors at https://career.berkeley.edu/Major/Major.stm.

You will note that not all majors have the most relevant information displayed because we lacked the minimum number of responses required to provide the promised anonymity confidentiality.

Summer Bridge Positions

We would like to remind those still interested in working with Summer Bridge 2014 about current employment opportunities still open:

Tutor (Athletic Study Center) - due on a rolling basis through mid-May
Academic Services Assistant - due Wednesday, April 9

We hope you consider applying to work with Bridge.

San Gemini Preservation Studies Program

   Summer 2014 field school in Italy, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program (now in its 15th year), in particular our Historic Building Restoration and Survey program (June 2nd thru 27th), a unique program where participants get to work hands on restoring historic buildings. Very few programs offer such an opportunity in Italy or, for that matter, anywhere. The program also includes theoretical classes on restoration of architecture and learning tools for surveying historic buildings.
                 
                   To find out more about our program and review the syllabi, please visit our website. Please also visit our Facebook page. We’d like to point out that this is one of the cheaper study abroad options out there, as well as being a rare opportunity for participants to obtain hands-on experience restoring original ancient artifacts.

Jumpstart Corps Member + Award

 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. Students must be available during one of the following time blocks, and be open to participating in weekly meetings that occur in the evening.

i. Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-12:30pm
ii. Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-5:00pm
iii. Wednesday/Friday 8:00-12:30pm
iv. Wednesday/Friday 12:30-5:00pm or 1:30-6:00pm

Apply online at www.jstart.org.

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

The Lois I. Hogan Fund for Disabled Students

The Lois I. Hogan fund makes money available to students with disabilities who have been offered an internship opportunity and who are in need of financial assistance in order to realistically pursue the work experience. Disability-related needs include transportation, housing attendant care, and interpreter and reader availability.

Work experience for students with disabilities is essential to prepare students for the realities of the work world. For more information and timelines, contact Public Service Center Interim Director Mike Bishop at bishop@berkeley.edu.

The Undergraduate Awards 2014


The Undergraduate Awards runs the world's only pan-disciplinary academic awards programme, uniquely identifying excellent students across the sciences, humanities, business, and creative arts. Students submit coursework online, which is then assessed by hundreds of Irish and international academics.