Friday, November 21, 2014

Abstracts Submission For Building Simulation (BS15) Conference 2015

Submission of abstracts for the Building Simulation (BS15) Conference 2015 to be conducted at Hyderabad. The last date for abstract submission to December 10, 2014.

This conference is the 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The overall objective of the BS2015 is to advance the practice in diverse disciplines of building energy analysis and performance simulation. Abstracts are invited across a variety of fields, including the following streams:
• Building physics
• Indoor air quality and thermal comfort
• Passive buildings
• Net zero buildings
• Solar energy utilization
• Simulation and real performance
• Advanced building simulation
• New software development
• Climate and microclimate
• Optimization
• CFD and air flow in buildings
• Building information modelling
• Simulation for commissioning, control and monitoring
• Energy storage
• Validation, calibration and uncertainty
• Simulation in fault detection and diagnostics
• Human aspects in simulation







Spring 2015 Course- Visual Studies 185X: Songs & Places: México SP 2015 / 4 units

Note: This course fulfills the CED upper div outside major requirement.

A special course in the Visual Studies Program involving music, cultural history and the visual arts. Of particular interest to students with Spanish language background. Many of you have grown up with this music--but not so many know where it comes from or how it's evolved--the performers, the traditions, the way the songs dovetail with the culture in general. These are beautiful and engaging questions. That's why the course--which also offers a kind of forum or meeting space (hogar cultural) for students with roots in México and Latin America as a whole. And a chance to challenge yourself through the artwork you make in response.

Prerequisites? At least some studio art and music background. A firm grasp of Spanish is required, and genuine interest in the subject. Familiarity with Mexican/Latinoamerican culture(s) a plus. Class size will be limited to 15 students.

Interested students should read the extended course description: Spring 2015 Courses | UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design and contact Anthony Dubovsky directly: chambersstreet@hotmail.com.

Student Advisory Council on Financial Aid & Education

Description:
The Assistant Vice Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council on Financial Aid & Education provides a unique opportunity for motivated students to provide confidential advice to the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Financial Aid and other senior campus administrators on matters concerning financial aid, affordability and financial literacy. Council members help influence decisions that directly impact access and affordability at Cal. Detailed information is available in the charge.

Students must be available to attend monthly meetings held in 105 Chavez from 5 - 6:30 pm.
Spring 2015 Semester: Dates are January 29, February 19, March 19, April 16. 
 Please note that dates are subject to change.

Application Instructions & Deadline
Interested students should send an email to avcfinaid@berkeley.edu with the following information:
· Name
· Class Year (note if you are a transfer student)
· Major
· Email
· Phone
· Cover Letter
· Resume
· Statement explaining why you want to serve on the Council and what unique perspective you would bring

Deadline for submission: Applications must be submitted by Monday, December 1, 2014. Students selected to participate on the Council will be notified by the end of December.

2015 Summer Intern Program

The 2015 Summer Student Program application process has begun. 
Applicants have until February 11, 2015 to submit their qualifications etc. 

Internship Announcement

Public Works Internship Webpage

All applications are to be submitted on-line in .pdf form at www.sfstudentintern.org



Hart Howerton Fellowship Program

The Fellowship is available to both undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design who will be entering their final year of study in September 2015 and provides students with an opportunity to enrich their educational experience.

The Fellowship includes:
$5,000 Fellowship travel expenses during the 3-week travel period.
Salary for the 8-week Fellowship/Internship within the office.
$2,250 for housing assistance during the 8-week stay in San Francisco or New York.
Round trip travel to SF or NY from the student’s school.

Application Process/Fellowship Schedule: The application is a downloadable PDF on our website, www.harthowerton.com
 
The application deadline is January 23, 2015. 


Spring 2015 Course- "To the Capstone & Beyond"

The Study Strategies & Resources Program, located at The Student Learning Center (SLC), offers a section of Education 98/198: “To the Capstone & Beyond”, a 2 unit P/NP course to support upper division students who are preparing for, or are currently composing a culminating senior thesis, research project, and/or other creative endeavor. Our course supplements existing departmental and campus resources that are available to students at various stages of their research processes.

Through individual written assignments and collaborative discussions, students will:
· Define their research objectives and project scope
· Practice written and oral presentation skills in framing their work
· Participate in discipline-specific and interdisciplinary conversations
· Strategize approaches to faculty/mentor feedback
· Learn to actively apply relevant study strategies (i.e., time management, goal-setting, reading & writing strategies, etc.) 
· Consult with the instructors to help monitor individual goals 

Day & Time: Thursdays 2-4pm (beginning the first week of instruction)
Location: 214 Haviland

EDUCATION 98 (LOWER DIVISION STUDENTS):
Section #: 11 CCN: 23620
EDUCATION 198 (UPPER DIVISION STUDENTS):
Section #: 11 CCN: 23890

Residential and Housing Services Hiring

Residential and Housing Services is now hiring for Residence Hall Staff positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. 
Applications can be found at http://bit.ly/hallstaff
The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on December 5th, 2014. 

DSD Program- Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

The world is becoming increasingly complex. Technology, globalization, urbanization, and the competition for talent and resources are among the drivers that are shifting the world today.

The DSD Program is the first of its kind in the design industry. This 24-month, on-the-job training program is designed to develop Gensler’s next generation of strategic thinkers. The DSD Program propels you directly into meaningful project work, offers world-class professional development, and a connects you with a global community of colleagues and mentors from the brightest minds in the industry. The program is expertly structured to provide you with the maximum breadth and depth of design strategy experience during your first two years at Gensler.

The DSD Program takes place at offices in both the United States and United Kingdom. At the conclusion of the two year program you will have the skills and experience you need for life long professional success at one of Gensler’s 46 offices around the world.

For more information or to apply to the program, visit http://www.gensler.com/dsd. Applications are due January 15th, 2015. Please feel free to send any questions to Cal alum and Gensler consulting analyst Adriana Phillips at adriana_phillips@gensler.com.

Amir Internship Program

Amir, an educational non-profit organization that recruits and trains young adults to serve as garden-educators at summer camp. If selected, these young adults (now called Amir Farmers) are placed at one of the partner camps, and are guided along the summer with help from staff and curriculum, which focuses on teaching lessons of food justice and environmental stewardship. Along with being able to impact hundreds of youth in a camp setting, Farmers gain skills in teaching independently, working with youth, and management.

If selected for the program, Amir Farmers participate in a week-long training seminar at Capital Camps in Waynesboro, PA in May. Farmers are provided a salary from the summer camp, and all room & board and travel accommodations are taken care of by both Amir and the camps. Interested students can visit amirproject.org to apply. 

Any questions, contact offcampus@amirproject.org, or by calling  (715) 230-9203.

WEGE Prize

 WEGE Competition - a team based design competition for US-based undergraduates, which this year will focus on the following challenge - How can we create a circular economy? Our very own Colin Webster was a judge on last year’s panel (the first year of the competition) and has been involved in helping to align this year’s challenge around the circular economy. Competitors enter in teams of five with cash prizes as follows:

First Place - $15,000 divided among the 5 team members.

Second Place - $10,000 divided among the 5 team members.

Third Place - $5,000 divided among the 5 team members

The deadline for registration is 11 January 2015

Gensler Diversity Scholarship

Submission Deadline: December 8, 2014
Awards African-American students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities.

For more information , please see

Dorothea Lange Fellowship


The fellowship, in memory of one of the most outstanding documentary photographers of the 20th-century, encourages the use of photography (black and white or color) in the scholarly work of any discipline at UC Berkeley.

The fellowship will be awarded to a UC Berkeley faculty member, a graduate student, or a senior who has been accepted for graduate work at Berkeley. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding work in documentary photography and a creative plan for future work.

The selected fellow will receive $4,000. 
The submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 5, 5 pm.
Review the complete requirements before submitting your entry.
Entries should be submitted in person to:
Office of Public Affairs
2200 Bancroft Way 
University of California, Berkeley

Questions? Call 510/642-3734 or e-mail: langeprize@berkeley.edu

LGBTQ-Talk Counselor Drop-In



If you are experiencing difficulties with:
• Coming out to family, friends, or co-workers
• Transitioning to a new, healthier and more authentic YOU
• Dating, body image or emotional and sexual intimacy issues
• Integrating multiple, intersecting identities (i.e. gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, immigration status, national origin, religion/spirituality, etc.)
• Coping with and addressing discrimination or isolation​

Then please drop in to LGBTQ-Talk

Wednesdays from 1 to 7pm
(1-3pm at Haas F408; 3-7pm at 150 Cesar Chavez.)

The GREEN Program

More Information

Jumpstart Is Hiring

Want to make a difference in a child's life? 
Jumpstart is a national organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. 
Jumpstart recruits caring adults to work with preschool-age children on reading, writing, and social skills. 
Jumpstart Corps members serve 12 hours a week in local early childhood centers. Gain valuable skills and experience, earn Federal Work-Study plus an AmeriCorps award for $1995, and make a difference in the life of a child. 
For more information and to apply, visit www.jstart.org or contact Alexandra Aja at 510-642-6752 or at alexaja@berkeley.edu.

Big Ideas Fest: Educational Innovation for a Small Planet

Big Ideas Fest brings together mavericks and change-makers from around the world to transform the future of education. 
From December 7 to 10, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA, a dynamic slate of speakers and action-based design thinking workshops will inform and renew your role as an education innovator.

Produced annually by ISKME, a global nonprofit known for its pioneering role in open education, design-thinking, and transformational research, Big Ideas Fest will inspire you with Rapid Fire speakers’ stories of innovation in action. Action Collab workshops will enable you to apply design thinking to create solutions to education challenges that you can bring back home to empower change in your community.

Whether you are an educator, policymaker, researcher, administrator, edupreneur, student, or funder, treat yourself to three days at this innovation playground at Big Ideas Fest 2014. Register at Register Now! Big Ideas Fest 2014. For more information email: bigideas@iskme.org.

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Full and partial scholarships are now available for students and educators who require financial assistance to attend Big Ideas Fest 2014.

Submit your application here.

Japan-America Student Conference 2015

The 67th Japan-America Student Conference

Deadline: December 31, 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 Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) is a student-led exchange program, initiated in 1934 by university students concerned by the breakdown of bilateral relations prior to the Second World War. Today, an equal number of students from the U.S. and Japan are competitively selected each year to spend one summer month together, studying and analyzing Japan-U.S. relations while visiting four diverse regions in the host country. JASC alternates its host country every year, emphasizing the personal connections between two distinct cultures gathered together in one place.

The 67th JASC Conference will take place in Hiroshima, Shiman, Kyoto, and Tokyo, Japan from July 30 to August 23, 2015.

For more information, visit: JASC 2015