Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Volunteer, Construct, Get Involved- Youth Spirits Artworks & Youth Voice Activate Project






From our recent graduate, Sandro Flores: "Currently, I am working as the volunteer architect for a project at Youth Spirits Artworks (YSA), and I am looking to connect CED students with YSA and their Youth Voice Activate Project. In sum, I am looking for volunteer to help constructing a stage, benches and tables for 120 people."

The presentation of the project for the volunteers, students of Laney College and UC Berkeley will take place at:

Laney College, 900 Fallon St. Oakland, CA 94116
Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 pm

Open House for Prospective Graduate Students


The College of Environmental Design actively seeks to diversify the urban design field, planning field, and related graduate studies at UC Berkeley. We invite you to attend our Open House for Prospective Graduate Students on Monday, October 12. Registration begins at 12:30pm on the first floor lobby of Wurster Hall. 

Come meet our faculty, students and staff. Ask questions that are important to you and learn about the graduate programs that meet your needs. All students are welcome.

RSVP via email: 

Architecture: archgrad@berkeley.edu
City and Regional Planning: dcrpgrad@berkeley.edu
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning: laepgrad@berkeley.edu

A Social Event for Transgender, Non-Binary, Genderqueer and Gender Questioning Members of the Cal Community


Trans Campus Mixer:A Social Event for Transgender, Non-Binary, Genderqueer and Gender Questioning Members of the Cal Community*

Brought to you by 
Non-Binary Alliance
Queer and/or Trans People of Color Collective
T-Cal
Transgender Employee Network

Monday, October 19th, 2015
5:30-7pm
Gender Equity Resource Center, 202 Chavez

Co-sponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center
For disability-related accommodations, see access.berkeley.edu.
Questions? Contact Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu.

Public Service Scholarships



2015 Law and Graduate School Fair (Open to all)

The UC Berkeley Career Center invites you to attend the 2015 Law and Graduate School Fair
Thursday, October 1, 2015
11:00am to 3:00pm
Dwinelle Plaza and Wheeler Plaza (New outdoor location!)

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from over 30 Law Schools and 60 Graduate / Professional Schools. 

• Gain a real advantage in the application process by getting to know admissions representatives 
• Learn about application procedures, prerequisites and what makes an applicant successful
• Find out where graduates from their programs get jobs
• Obtain brochures and information

Nourish International at Berkeley


Call for Applications – Student Representatives to serve on the Work Group for the President's Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault

Students selected to serve as Student Representatives on the Task Force Work Group will be invited to participate in an in-person meeting at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
Two to three in-person meetings are expected to occur during the 2015-16 academic year, including conference calls as needed. Student travel expenses for in-person meetings will be reimbursed by the Office of the President.
To apply, complete and submit the application form (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7Z87VS2) by Wednesday, September 23rd.

Rhode Island School of Design Info Session

Friday, October 30th, 1-2pm or 2-3pm

305 Wurster Hall

Rhode Island School of Design offers graduate education in areas of the Fine Arts, Design and Architecture that are widely respected in creative communities around the world. Molly Pettengill, RISD Graduate Admissions Officer, will offer an introduction to RISD's graduate programs, studio and learning resources, career support and the application process. 
Your interest, curiosity and questions are welcomed.

Information always available at www.risd.edu.

If you have questions or can't make the sessions, you can contact Assistant Director Molly Pettengill directly at mpetteng@risd.edu

Apply to be a Cal-in-Sacramento Fellow

Fellowship Perks
Free summer housing • Free summer transportation • Weekly student dinners • We work with you to find you an internship you'll love! • Build relationships with political leaders • Learn valuable skills for working in politics and public service

Info Session
October 22nd, 2015 - 5 PM
109 Moses Hall, Please RSVP

App Deadline
Applications due on
November 9th, 2015 - 5 PM

Questions? Contact Camille at ckoue@berkeley.edu



A Conversation on Music and Mapping



A Conversation on Music and Mapping
with Karen Tongson and Raquel Gutierrez

5-7PM Thursday, September 24, 2015
Wurster Hall Gallery, College of Environmental Design
University of California, Berkeley

Apply to be CalSo Leader

The Cal Student Orientation (CalSO) program is part of New Student Services (NSS). Since the 1960s, CalSO has introduced new undergraduates and their families to the Berkeley campus through CalSO and Getting Your Bearings. The key to our success is the group of continuing Cal students who help implement and facilitate our programs. 

The goal is to hire students who, as a group, will represent the full spectrum of activities, interests, and experiences of Berkeley students. For more information about the position and to download the application, please visit calsoleaders.berkeley.edu

To hear more about the CalSO Leader position and the skills you develop check out these videos: 




Applications are due October 2nd. 
For more information and to apply visist calsoleaders.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. 

Application Details: 
Applicants must submit a one-page research proposal and unofficial transcript. A letter of recommendation from a GSI or faculty member must be emailed directly to iis.grants@berkeley.edu. Further application details can be found on the IIS website: http://iis.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities/undergraduate-merit-scholarship.

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: Monday, November 16, 2015.

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

Breakwater Chicago Competition


Breakwater Chicago -- an entertainment island built on a passenger vessel on Lake Michigan. This is a unique design challenge and the award is $5,000.  For more information, you can visit http://www.breakwaterchicago.com/

The deadline for this competition is October 25th, 2015. And, Breakwater Chicago may be implementing the winning design. Participating in this competition is free, and students can sign up at http://www.arcbazar.com

Transfer Tuesdays Workshops for Transfer Students


Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 PM
151 Chavez


  1. September 22, 2015 Strategies for Midterm Preparation
  2. September 29, 2015 “Formalized Curiosity”: Identifying your Research Passion and Purpose
  3. October 6, 2015 Planning Your Research Project: Developing and Sharpening a Research Question
  4. October 13, 2015 Planning Your Research Project: Developing and Sharpening a Research Question (repeated)
  5. October 20, 2015 Source This: Creating an Annotated Bibliography that Works for You
  6. October 27, 2015 Joining a Conversation of Scholars: Successful Use, Integration, and Citation of Sources 
  7. November 3, 2015 Drafting your Research Project 
  8. November 10, 2015 No workshop this week.
  9. November 17, 2015 Revising your Research Project
  10. December 1, 2015 Preparing for Finals

Open Computing Facility (OCF)

The Open Computing Facility (OCF) is an all-volunteer student organization dedicated to free computing for all University of California at Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.

For info on printing up to 250 pages per semester, see:

You'll need to read the info on the OCF site on how to set up an account. Please contact OCF (not CED) for more information on this campus resource.

Intersect Conference- October 10, 2015




Please join us at the inaugural Intersect Conference: October 10, 2015

In response to multiple incidents on campus during the fall 2014 semester, the results of the 2014 Campus Climate Survey and the impact of the spring 2015 Campus Climate Symposium, a partnership between various student serving populations emerged. This group of concerned staff and students came together to address the micro aggressions, prejudices and isms manifesting on campus. Through this day-long conference (followed by a comprehensive curriculum) we hope to examine how intersectionality impacts students, faculty and staff amongst our diverse campus community. 

For more information please contact  intersectconferenceinfo@gmail.com.

Femtor/Mentor Colectiva Recruiting




Chinaca/Chicano graduate students, interested mentoring undergraduate chicana/chicano students? 

Interested students can email Carlos Macias (unmacias@berkeley.edu) or they can fill out the application form by clicking this link:

Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in imaginative and effective ways.

The "Practice Experience" is a central component of the Minor in which students partner with domestic or international non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from community health and food security to economic justice and grass-roots political power. The combination of the the coursework for the Minor and this real world experience allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.

The deadline to declare the Minor this semester is Wednesday, October 7th. There are no prerequisites to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the Minor can be found at: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor.

Our Information Sessions will provide an overview of the Minor and demonstrate how students from all disciplines can benefit from it. Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B (Ground Floor), on the following dates:

Friday, October 2nd, 10am - 11am
Monday, October 5th, 4pm - 5pm

*Held in the Transfer Student Center. This session will have a special emphasis on completing the Minor as a Transfer student, but all students are welcome to attend.

Contact GPP Minor Advisors at gppminor@berkeley.edu with any questions

2016 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

The Lemelson-MIT Program is soliciting referrals of potential undergraduate and graduate student applicants for the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize.

The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country. The student prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy. Inventions can address opportunities in both developed and developing economies. Student applicants must be a full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking student in the Spring semester of 2016 at a U.S. college or university. Postdocs, audit students, and alumni are not eligible. Applicants should also be a named inventor on all inventions entered into the competition and should consider environmental sustainability as an important factor in their inventive work. Patents are encouraged but not required.

The winning graduate student in each of the prize categories will receive $15,000, and the winning undergraduate team in each of the prize categories will receive $10,000. Winners will also receive national media exposure, exposure to investment and business communities, and a trip to MIT for an award celebration in June 2016.

The Initial Application deadline is October 13, 2015. Eligible applicants will be invited via email to submit Category Applications. All Category Applications must be received by no later than November 3, 2015.

For more information about the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, including the prize categories, eligibility criteria, and application guidelines, visit the program website at: http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize.

Questions should be directed to Marlena Love, Awards Program Officer, at marlenam@mit.edu.

Fall 2015 Career Center Fairs


Resources for Community Development Job Posting

Resources for Community Development, a local nonprofit that does affordable housing development (with a focus on green and sustainable design) is looking for an assistant project manager and undergraduates who are interested in internships. 

For questions please email: jobs@rcdhousing.org.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements via e-mail to jobs@rcdhousing.org.

Spring 2016 Semester in Washington, D.C.

The UCDC Program is a UC-sponsored program which sends undergraduates to Washington, D.C. each semester to participate in prestigious internships and research projects for a full semester of UCB academic credit. Students have described this experience as life-changing and one which jump starts careers, distinguishing participants from other graduates after college.

Our application deadline for Spring 2016 is September 30, 2015.

Applications for the Spring 2016 UCDC Program are due Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 4 P.M. and are currently available at http://ucdc.berkeley.edu. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have junior or senior standing in the semester they plan to attend. Candidate interviews will be conducted in mid-October. Accepted students will be notified in the 12th week of class in the semester they apply.

More details about the program can found on our website, http://ucdc.berkeley.edu.
 Also, feel free to email  ucdc@berkeley.edu
drop-in  MTTh in 243 Evans Hall, 
or call 510-642-9102 to set up an individualized appointment.

Volunteer Position Description: Graphic Designer

Position Overview & Purpose: 
The Graphic Designer works with staff to create marketing, outreach and promotional flyers and materials for print and internet publication. Visual communication of our events is critical to reaching diverse communities.

Desired Skills/Experience/Qualifications:
Previous experience in designing flyers and other types of print materials
Facility in desktop design, using photographs, clip art, illustration. Preferable if you have and can use Adobe InDesign
Detail oriented and able to complete projects in a timely manner
Comfortable with receiving feedback, and following directions
Communicate visually across different cultures.

Tasks
Create concise, visually appealing, and easy to read layouts and flyers for events at EBMC.
Flyers should read well in both color and in black and white. 

Time Commitment & Schedule: 
An average of 2 flyers per month, 2-4 hours every two weeks
Location: The work can be completed anywhere, and sent electronically.

Contact: Xiaojing, EBMC Assistant Director, Xiaojing@eastbaymeditation.org