Monday, March 23, 2015

San Miguel Allende, Mexico Summer Abroad Course

Dear Students, space remains available for the exciting San Miguel Allende, Mexico Summer Abroad Course. Late applications will be accepted for another week. Please pass the word. Those interested should contact Lan Vu (ltvu@berkeley.edu) in the Summer Sessions Study Abroad office.  

Summer Abroad: Forging the Mexican Nation
UC Berkeley Study Abroad is excited to announce that applications are now open for our Summer Abroad program in San Miguel de Allende.

If you have any questions, please contact ltvu@berkeley.edu.

Looking for Summer Internships around the Environment or Activism?

Sign up here to receive bi-weekly opportunities from Green Corps and our alumni.

We have over 350 alumni working with groups like Greenpeace, Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, Union of Concerned Scientists and more. Many of these alumni will be looking for spring and summer interns and are participating in the Green Corps Alumni Internship Network.

Click here to add your name to our mailing list about these opportunities that will be happening across the country.

Email josh@greencorps.org with any questions.

Reception & Student Project Demos

PATRICIA MOORE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
Lecture: 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Reception & Student Project Demos: 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Creating for our comfort, providing for our existence, responding to the daily challenges that impact our lives, is a matter of design. There has never been a more exciting or vital time for the presence of design, and the need for “humanism” in design has never been more crucial to our future.

By focusing our talents on the needs of each individual as equal, designers have given birth to a new order: “Inclusivity By Design.” This “Design For All” philosophic challenge doesn’t simply ask “Why?” but rather, “Why not?”

Designer and gerontologist Patricia Moore will examine the potential for this new order by design and explore the opportunities for our lifespan autonomy.

Co-sponsored by: Berkeley Center for New Media | CITRIS Data & Democracy Initiative CITRIS Mobile App Challenge | Health@CITRIS | Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Questions? Email dangillette@citris-uc.org

16th Annua International Career Symposium Dinner

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Alumni House

Application Deadline: Friday April 3rd, 2015

The 16th Annual Harvey Masonek International Career Symposium Dinner, sponsored by UC Berkeley Career Center, is a special round table dinner held on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.
The event is a special affair where students, staff, and professionals united by a common interest in international affairs and foreign policy issues, engage with a keynote speaker and participate in a lively discussion with a table leader.

Dinner invitations will be extended, on a space available basis, to current UC Berkeley students in any major who demonstrate a genuine interest in current international issues. This is a special opportunity for Cal students to network and converse with peers and a table discussion leader regarding the world of international affairs.

Space is limited to approximately 90 students; therefore, participant selection for the Symposium Dinner will be determined by the response which you provide to the questions below.

If interested, please submit an application today.
International Career Symposium Application

Port of Oakland's 2015 Summer College Internship Program

We are currently recruiting college and graduate level students through a competitive selection process. Up to sixteen (16) students will be hired for the 2015 Summer College Internship Program. This nine-week Program will begin on Monday, June 15, 2015 and conclude on Friday, August 14, 2015.
 The Program will offer students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in aviation, communications, community relations, contract compliance, engineering, environmental programs, executive office, governmental affairs, human resources, maritime, legal and airport security. Internship assignments will be located at the Port administration building at 530 Water Street, Oakland International Airport or in the Port maritime area.

Students can access and complete an online application at http://www.portofoakland.com/jobcenter/internships.aspx

APPLICATION DUE DATE: April 10, 2015 @ 5:00 PM PDT

For questions, please call (510) 627-1419 or email us at portofoaklandintern@portoakland.com.

MVE + Partners has a job opening on Callisto

callisto.berkeley.edu -- look at Jobs/Internships/Interviews
Search Job # 886820

"MVE + Partners, Inc. is one of the country’s most innovative and respected architectural firms, encompassing an experienced team of facility programmers, planners, architects, computer graphic specialists and interior designers. With over 40 years of industry experience, MVE provides an extensive variety of key architectural, planning, interiors and graphic design services to sophisticated clients, having established a successful reputation based on its expertise, strength and diversity of work."

http://www.mve-architects.com/

Prytanean Prize

 The Prytanean Alumnae (http://tinyurl.com/PrytaneanAlumnae) are currently accepting applications for the Prytanean Prize. Prize applications are due on Friday, April 3, 2015 via email to PRYTPRIZE@GMAIL.COM

PRYTANEAN
The Prytanean Society was founded at Berkeley in 1901 to recognize Cal women undergraduate students who demonstrate faith, service and loyalty to the University Of California, Berkeley. The Prytanean Prize is awarded to a woman student with junior standing in recognition of campus and community service as well as academic excellence (GPA Of 3.2 required). The recipient will receive at a $1250 cash prize that will be presented at the Prytanean Alumnae Brunch on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9-12pm at the Bancroft Hotel.

For questions, please contact the Prytanean PEP Chair,
Patty Friesen at friesen1@comcast.net

Intersections between Popular Culture, Sexuality and Health Conference

Please join us for the Intersections between Popular Culture, Sexuality and Health Conference on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 1pm to 5pm at room 105, Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley.

The goal of this program is to stimulate dialogue across disciplinary lines on issues concerning the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, cultural imagery and health research and policy. Each panel will include scholars from different disciplinary perspectives with the goal of illuminating key issues that could inform current theory and practice addressing sexual health disparities.

The panels will address violence against women and HIV/AIDS, which remain subjects of major concern in the field of public health. At the same time, these issues generate various competing cultural narratives as well as scholarship in the humanities and sociology. Much of this discourse struggles with questions of individual autonomy, responsibility and blame. For example, can we question the decisions of survivors of violence without falling into victim-blaming? In thinking about Truvada, a medication recommended for gay men by the federal government to prevent HIV/AIDS, can we examine gay and bisexual men’s sexual decision-making without engaging in “slut shaming”? How do we navigate the tension between respecting autonomy and combatting oppression?

This event is sponsored by the LGBTQ Cluster and the Diversity and Health Disparities Cluster of HIFIS and co-sponsored by Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, and Center for Race and Gender.

Click here to RSVP

Lunch will be served at 12:45pm (Registration is required)

New Bodies, New Politics: Praxis in the Age of Disability


Beginning to Intermediate Drafting/ Design Staff

CAS Architects Inc., has been a leader in innovative architecture in the Silicon Valley for over 35 years. We offer opportunities to be involved in projects that range from interiors to ground-up buildings for high tech, alternative/renewable energy, and life science companies.

We currently have an opening for Beginning to Intermediate Drafting/ Design Staff. This position requires a Degree in Architecture and 2-3 years of related experience. Also needed is a competent knowledge of REVIT and AutoCAD programs. CAS offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Please submit resumes only to: HumanResources@casarch.com

Brooke Simons
CAS Architects, Inc.
brooke@casarch.com
 

SfunCube Solar Hackathon 2015 #Hackthesun

SfunCube
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:00 PM (PDT)
Oakland, CA
Student designers and architects of the University of California, Berkeley Environmental Design school are welcome to come participate in the third annual SfunCube Solar Hackathon. The solar Hackathon brings together the Bay Area's most hardcore creative designers, developers, and brilliant solar business minds together to create innovative solutions to accelerate solar adoption in US and around the world. There are $10,000 in cash prizes and a chance to build your own solar start up.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Broken American Dream



Description: 
The 7th Annual Poverty Symposium will bring together presenters from a wide range of disciplines to foster a discussion on "The Broken American Dream"--- why it is broken, and what we can do to fix it. Special emphasis will be on the rising economic inequality and decreasing social mobility that make it increasingly difficult for poverty and homelessness to be overcome. In this all-day symposium, topics as broad-ranging as affordable housing, immigration, healthcare, labor unions, community organizing, and criminalization of homelessness will be covered.

Student Leadership Opportunities with Berkeley International Office

Student Leadership Opportunities with Berkeley International Office
Application Deadline Monday, March 9 @5pm | Apply Here

Orientation Leader Program
Did you know? UC Berkeley has more than 8000 international students from over 135 different countries. Berkeley International Office (BIO) hosts a full week of orientation events before the start of fall semester to help welcome new international students. BIO is looking for 45 outstanding Orientation Leaders (OL) to help facilitate orientation activities during the week of August 17, 2015. <<Read More

Peer Mentorship Program
The Peer Mentorship Program pairs current Berkeley students with incoming students for the Fall 2015 semester. Each peer mentor will be assigned a small group of new students to help adjust to Berkeley. << Read more

Some activities you can share with your mentees include:
-Hosting small socials events
-Attending a program already happening on campus
-Going out to eat or to have coffee/tea
-Any fun activity that brings the group together

OPHD Assistant Director/Deputy Title IX Officer Search Process

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) would like to invite student participation in the recruitment for the position of Assistant Director/Deputy Title IX Officer. Panel interviews are now completed, with three finalists emerging from that process. We will now move to the next phase of the recruitment, which is gathering additional campus input. This process will consist of each finalist participating in discussions with campus stakeholders. We have set aside times for each candidate to meet with A) students, B) with staff from offices that work in partnership with OPHD, and C) with staff from the Office of Ethics, Risk and Compliance Services (the larger organization that includes OPHD).
The times for these meetings are:

Fri 2/27:
RSSP Unit 1 Slottman-L05
10-10:45 am

Mon 3/2:
Tang Center, Class of '42 room (1st floor)
10-10:45 am 

Tue 3/3:
Tang Center, Class of '42 room (1st floor)
10-10:45 am


If you'd like to attend one, some or all of the Group A sessions, we'd appreciate a heads up so that we can bring enough materials. Please let us know by contacting Kathleen Parsons at kparsons@berkeley.edu, and indicate: "Group A" and the dates(s) you'd like to attend.

Career Fair

CED Career Fair
Thursday, March 12, 3:00-7:00pm
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. Many also have internships and full time jobs for students related to engineering and business analysis. So if you're interested in working in the industry, take a look at the directory to see the positions for which the firms are recruiting.

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!

Public Service Center Workshop

Training: The Trail of Migration - Historical context and present realities

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Trainer/Facilitator: Ashley Miller - Magnolia Project Student Director & Roberto Guzman Velasquez - Alt Breaks (Arizona) Trip Co-Leader

Location: 251 Dwinelle Hall

Description: Explore the histories of migration to and within the US, the push and pull factors that led and continue to influence the movement of various communities including NAFTA, CAFTA and neo-liberal policies . Through exploration of the ways work and economics have influenced peoples migration, we will explore current conditions affecting migrant communities.

Public Service Center Workshop

Training: The Art of Negotiation

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Trainers/Facilitators: Froggy Vazquez – East Bay Community Builders Program Student Director

Location: 246 Dwinelle Hall

Description: How do you negotiate? Have you ever had a paper due Friday but something happened and needed more time but did not know how to frame it to your professor? Have you ever been awarded a job or scholarship but wanted to ask for more? How do you know when to ask for more? When? Come participate in a conversation about developing your self-worth and get tips on how to negotiate certain situations.

Public Service Center Workshop

Training: Translating your service to your resume

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Trainer/Facilitator: Alejandro Granados Vargas – Public Service Center Staff

Location: 228 Dwinelle Hall

Description: In this workshop, you will learn how to showcase your service effectively on paper. We will cover topics such as the type of formatting, content, and general practices that make a strong resume. Please bring a draft of your resume and/or a job description of a position you are interested in.

Public Service Center Workshop

Public Service Center Workshop
Tuesday March 3rd 2015
All Trainings 6-8pm

Training: From Roots to Fruits: A Critical Model for Reflective Action
Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Trainer/Facilitator: Johanna Romero – Alt Breaks Student Director & Kristen Nelson – Shinnyo Fellow

Location: 250 Dwinelle Hall

Description: This workshop will explore two important models for reflective action: the Root Causes Tree and the Shinnyo Paradigm of Service. Each of these models uses a tree metaphor to encourage informed community service and social justice action. The root causes tree reveals how a wide range of community issues and individual struggles stem from broader policies and social structures that may not be apparent on first glance. The Shinnyo paradigm encourages reflection on our actions as grounded in our values. How can we engage these two models simultaneously? How can our dedication to identifying, and responding to root causes be infused with a reflective process about what we value most?

Writing Courses Summer 2015

The Creative Writing Minor Program is offering its first two creative writing courses during Summer Sessions 2015. See course descriptions and application instructions below

NEW CREATIVE WRITING COURSES FOR SUMMER 2015:
Creative Writing (CRWRIT) 120: Reading and Writing Poetry (3 units, LG)
Claire Marie Stancek
MW 9 - 12
87 Dwinelle Hall
July 6 through August 14, 2015

This course requires advanced English language skills. Applicants should email five poems to Claire Stancek at cm.stancek@berkeley.edu.

Creative Writing (CRWRIT) 130: Creative Prose (3 units, LG)
Serena Trac Anh Le
TuTh 9 - 12
87 Dwinelle Hall
July 6 through August 14, 2015

This course requires advanced English language skills. Applicants should email five pages of prose to Serena Le at serena.le@berkeley.edu.