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.

InstaEDU Tutors

Become an online tutor in your favorite subjects, and teach whenever you're free. As an InstaEDU tutor, you set your own schedule, make $20/hour, and work from wherever is convenient for you (dorm, apartment, library).

How does it work? We'll send tutoring requests your way whenever you're online. If you're available, just accept to instantly launch into an online lesson with a student. You can also set up scheduled lessons when it's convenient for you. Work with students of all levels and subjects, and make a extra cash while you do.

Signing up is easy and takes less than 10 minutes! Just visit http://instaedu.com/become-a-tutor and follow a few quick steps. If you have any questions about tutoring with InstaEDU, please email sophie@instaedu.com.

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