Saturday, October 25, 2014

Institute Of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship


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

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


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

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

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

Smithsonian Garden Intern Program


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

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

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

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

Kenneth Simmons Community Design Lecture: Bradford C. Grant

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



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

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

Green Corps

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

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

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


ASUC Sexual Assault Commission

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


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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sentenced: Architecture and Human Rights

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Spread the word and RSVP on facebook.

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

Portfolio Development Workshop

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

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

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

RSVP on Callisto!

International Architecture Competition

[ CURRENT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ]

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

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

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

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

DACA


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

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

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

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

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

January 9-11, 2015 @ Gindling Hilltop Camp

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

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

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

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

SF LGBT Center Convenes Economic Justice Week Town Hall

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

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

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

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

CED Students

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

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

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

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

Hope to see you around,
Maria Dawson

Three Student Fellowship

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

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

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

Two Upcoming Events at David Brower Center

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

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

Institute Of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Contest: Food System Innovations

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

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

ASAI Architecture Conference

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

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

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

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

Senior ARCH Students

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

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

Calling all CAL Latina/o Architecture Students

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

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

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

Job Positions

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

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

2 positions -- $16/hour

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

The California Endowment

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

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

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

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

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

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