Monday, December 4, 2017

Graphic Design Opportunity at Zero Waste Start-Up

Are you interested in assisting with the launch of a start-up setting out to shape a new standard in eco friendly body care?

We’re looking for a graphic design intern to help out at an early stage start-up—an environmentally and socially responsible body care line.

Ideally we are looking for someone who shares our values— someone who is inspired by nature in their work and that appreciates simple things.

Follow this link for more details on how to apply.

SCET Technology Entrepreneurship Courses

Are you interested in SCET's technology focused entrepreneurship courses (open to students from all majors)? Are you interested in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology?

Take a break on Friday, December 8th and join us for our first ever Collider Cup (pitch competition) and Spring Preview. FREE LUNCH!
 

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Join us for SCET's all-star showcase of student teams competing for the first-ever Collider Cup + learn more about SCET courses and the Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology!
  • Preview SCET's classes for the Spring 2018 semester during lunch.
  • Chat with instructors to learn more about SCET courses and our certificate.
  • Watch students pitch to compete for the Collider Cup!
  • Check-out the full event schedule here.
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8th Annual CED Circus

The 8th annual Circus will be held on March 2, 2018 at the College of Environmental Design. This event is designed for you, CED’s students! Our goal is to create a venue to highlight your academic work to distinguished visitors, critics, and alumni. This event will also give you the opportunity to personally connect with these visiting leaders in the field of environmental design.
We want everyone to participate. So, to make it easy:
Classes will be CANCELLED on Friday, March 2nd

Even though classes are cancelled, it will be a busy day. If your work is being presented to visiting reviewers, you are required to be present (whether or not you yourself are making the presentation). Even if your work is not the focus of a session with reviewers, we strongly encourage you to attend all of Friday’s events and seize the day as a networking and learning opportunity. Please visit the CED website for a complete list of events.
How to participate in the Circus:
Research/Project Poster Presentations: Graduate and undergraduate students will be selected, based on proposal submissions, to display a 36”x 48” poster (landscape orientation). Design studio posters will not be considered. Poster sessions are open to:

CED undergraduate students majoring in Urban Studies & Sustainable Environmental Design
MS, MCP, and MLA-EP students

- Posters will be grouped by theme (see below), .
- Students will be asked to present their research and answer questions from the review team.
- Student presenters will be judged on the strength of their posters and scope of their research AS WELL AS their ability to present effectively and clearly to Visiting Fellows.

Poster proposals are due Wednesday, February 14 to your department Circus Coordinator.

Doctoral Dissertation Presentations: Ph.D. students will be selected, based on proposal submissions, to present their research.

- Students will be asked to present their research and answer questions from the review team.
- Student presenters will be judged on the strength of research of their research AS WELL AS their ability to present effectively and clearly to Visiting Fellows.
Presentation proposals are due Wednesday, February 14 to your department Circus Coordinator.

Design Studio Exhibits: Faculty instructors from specific studios will identify up to TWO students to exhibit their work. If you are selected by your instructor, congratulations! Further instructions will follow.
Circus Coordinators will reach out to studio faculty directly and studio participants will be contacted by their department Circus Coordinator.
- Studio instructors will introduce the purpose and thematic of their studios.
- Students will be asked to present their studio exhibit and answer questions from the review team.
- Student presenters will be judged on the strength of their design work AS WELL AS their ability to present effectively and clearly to Visiting Fellows.

Other Works: Maybe you have something great from class that does not quite fit into a review session as listed above. We will still consider it for exhibition! Please submit these types of projects under the “Other Works” category, but please note this work will NOT be reviewed.
Proposals should be submitted by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 to your Circus Coordinator to be considered.
Themes for Poster Presentations
  • Architectural, Landscape, & Planning History/Theory
  • Building Science
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Design & Social Practice
  • Geospatial Analysis & Visualization
  • Global Metropolitan Studies
  • Global Urban Humanities
  • Healthy and Sustainable Cities
  • Housing Studies
  • Inclusive Communities
  • Materials, Construction & Technology
  • Transportation & Land Use
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Ecologies & Environmental Planning
If you have any questions, please contact your departmental Circus Coordinator. All submissions are due to your departmental Circus Coordinator on:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Departmental Circus Coordinators
General Inquiries circus@berkeley.edu
Jennifer Wang (ARCH) jlwang@berkeley.edu  
Valeria Spall (DCRP) vspall@berkeley.edu
Jessica Ambriz (LAEP) jessambriz@berkeley.edu  

Participating in the Circus is a great opportunity for you as a student. Moreover, involving alumni, friends and supporters in the life and work of the college is vital to our future. Plus, we want to have some fun! Please join the Circus Organizing Committee and me to make this day a smashing success.

Please keep your eyes open for more information about the 8th Annual Circus!!


Semester Studio Clean-Up!

Hello Students of CED!

The CED Facilities Office is looking for a few students to help with this year's end of the semester studio clean-up!  The clean-up will take place Monday December 18th - December 20th.

Pay is $14 an hour and we will feed you lunch the second day.  

You will be able to KEEP some of the left over materials you find to use next year!!!  (In the past students have found full Bristol pads, tools, computer accessories, cutting mats, and more!) 

Those interested should contact CED Facilities/Building Manager Mike Bond at mikebond@berkeley.edu ASAP! 

​Thanks!

TINY HOUSE IN MY BACKYARD

TINY HOUSE IN MY BACKYARD 2.0


Are you interested in tiny house construction and design?
Would you like to learn about about using tiny homes to solve student and homeless housing issues?
Do you want hands-on construction experience?
Do you have a passion for design, sustainability, or consulting for an exciting and innovative housing concept?

We are Tiny House in My Backyard (THIMBY), an interdisciplinary team of UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students. For Thimby 1.0, we designed and built an affordable, sustainable, 100% solar-powered tiny house. We are now looking to form a dynamic team for THIMBY 2.0. This time, we will partner with the City of Richmond to create a tiny home for homeless housing. We will also explore how to scale up tiny house production. 

Join us for our first meeting where we will assemble our core team and discuss a plan of action:

Monday, December 11 @5pm
Room 381 (Shasta Room)
Barrows Hall | UC Berkeley campus


Contact Kim Nogay knogay@yahoo.com for more information.

Affordable Housing Design Competition

Oakland-based oWow has kicked off a conceptual design contest for a new kind of apartment (modular, 4-person microunits targeting residents at 60-120% AMI). The competition is now live and has a $10k prize. Students may participate individually or as a group.

Enter and see more details here:

Contact Anna Killgore at anna@owow.com for any questions!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Institute of European Studies Grants and Fellowships

The Institute of European Studies (IES) is pleased to announce a call for applications for several grants and fellowships for UC Berkeley undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, faculty and lecturers undertaking research and study in Europe. This year, three new grants were added: the Helmut Kohl Award for research on Germany and Europe as well and scholarships stemming from new exchange agreements with Jena University and Regensburg University. 

FOR UNDERGRADUATES

  • FLAS Fellowships for European Language Study for Academic Year and Summer Courses at UCB and Abroad. Undergraduates are eligible to apply. More information here--Due January 29, 2018
  • Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union in Cooperation with IES. Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations. Hotel accommodations and meals covered for up to 2 authors of accepted student papers. Student conference participants may compete for an all expense paid study trip to Brussels. Paper proposals. More information here-- Due February 16, 2018

  • European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize. As IES is a member of the Council of European Studies, the European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is given for the best advanced research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Two prizes are awarded, one for a paper in the Humanities and one for a paper in the Social Sciences. Each prize winner will receive a check for $500. Visit CES to apply by February 1, 2018.

  • UC Berkeley-Max Kade Summer German Language Study Travel Fellowships. Undergraduates majoring or minoring in German can apply for a Max Kade Travel Fellowship for $1000 each to support summer German language study in Berlin. Apply directly to the Freie Universitaet Berlin Summer University or to UC EAP via the Department of German, Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer 5311 Dwinelle, Berkeley, CA 94720

  • IES Portuguese Studies Program Pinto/Fialon Scholarship. The Pinto/Fialon Scholarships for undergraduates are open to Portuguese-American and Portuguese students at UC Berkeley (Portuguese-American students are defined as having at least one Portuguese grandparent.) More information here--Due  May 15, 2018
  • IES Center for  British Studies Kirk Underhill Undergraduate Prize. This prize of $250 will be awarded for the best paper on a British Studies topic written by a UC-Berkeley undergraduate in the senior year. Students need the nomination of a UCB Faculty member. More information here--Due May 31, 2018

  • IES Irish Studies Program Summer Research Grants. The Irish Studies Program offers two $2500 awards for registered UC Berkeley undergraduate or graduate students to study or perform research in or about Ireland. Application details are available here.--Due February 1, 2018

FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • FLAS Fellowships for European Language Study for Academic Year and Summer Courses at UCB and Abroad. Graduate students are eligible to apply. More information here--Due January 29, 2018IES Center for British Studies Travel Grant. This grant of $2,000 will be awarded to second or third year UC-Berkeley graduate students before their qualifying exam to travel to Britain to conduct research and develop contacts that will help them prepare a dissertation proposal.  More information here -- Due February 1, 2018
  • IES Center for British Studies Dissertation Grant. This grant of $2,000 will be awarded to graduate students who have defended their dissertation prospectus to finish research in the UK and aid them in completing their dissertation. More information here -- Due February 1, 2018
  • IES Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship. This fellowship is in the amount of $3,000 and is open to students at UC Berkeley writing their dissertations on topics related to Europe and the European Union. Topics should focus on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual issues, or public policy in contemporary Europe. Recipients must be advanced to candidacyMore information here -- Due February 1, 2018

  • IES Helmut Kohl Award in German and European Studies. This award will amount to $2000 for UC Berkeley students writing their dissertations on German and European topics. This grant may be used to supplement external awards. More information here -- Due February 1, 2018
  • IES Berkeley-Austria Dissertation and Pre-Dissertation Research Award Program. This award will amount to $6000 for visits of up to three months. Successful applicants will receive a temporary affiliation with the host institution in Austria. More information here -- Due February 1, 2018
  • IES Berkeley – Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder) Pre-Dissertation and Dissertation Fellowship. Two pre-dissertation or dissertation research fellowships of Eur 360 per month for up to 5 months plus free guest housing will be awarded forUC-Berkeley Graduate Students wishing to explore dissertation research opportunities in the Berlin area and western Poland. More information here -- Due February 1, 2018
  • IES Berkeley-Greifswald Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship amounts to EUR 650 per month for short term (1-3 month) or long term (5-10 month) research stays. Eligible activities include regular semester courses, the University of Greifswald's Summer School, dissertation research with the support of a University of Greifswald faculty mentor. More information here -- Due February 1, 2018

  • IES Berkeley-Regensburg Research Award. The Fellowship amounts to EUR 1000 per month for 3 month stays.  Open to Graduate Student Applicants from all disciplines on the UC-Berkeley campus. Students must identify a faculty supervisor at Regensburg. More information here -- Due February 1, 2018
  • IES Berkeley-University of Luxembourg Research Fellowship. UC Berkeley graduate students exploring dissertation research opportunities in Luxembourg are eligible for a fellowship of 1500 EUR per month funding a stay of up to 3 months in Luxembourg. For application details click here--Due February 1, 2018
  • IES Irish Studies Program Summer Research Grants. The Irish Studies Program offers two $2500 awards for registered UC Berkeley undergraduate or graduate students to study or perform research in or about Ireland. Application details are available here.--Due February 1, 2018
  • IES Portuguese Studies Program Pinto/Fialon Fellowship. The Pinto/Fialon Fellowships for graduates are open to Portuguese-American and Portuguese students at UC-Berkeley (Portuguese-American students are defined as having at least one Portuguese grandparent.) More information here--Due May 15, 2018
  • IES Center for British Studies Kirk Underhill Graduate Prize. This prize of $250 will be awarded for the best research paper on a British Studies topic by a UC-Berkeley graduate student prior to advancing to candidacy.Applicants must be nominated by a UCB faculty.More information here-- Due by May 31, 2018.

  • IES Center for British Studies Graduate Travel Grant. UC Berkeley graduate students are eligible for a round-trip flight to the UK for the purpose of research. More information available here.--Due February 1, 2018.

  • IES Center for British Studies Dissertation Research Grant. UC Berkeley graduate students who have defended their dissertation prospectus and seek support for travel for the purposes of dissertation research in the UK are eligible. More information available here.--Due February 1, 2018.



FOR POSTGRADUATES


  • IES Berkeley-Cologne Postdoctoral Research Awards. The Berkeley-Cologne Fund also offers one post-doctoral fellowship for a six-month research stay in Cologne. Competition for this Fellowship is open to post-doctoral students in any field of study, but especially in Archaeology, History, Art History, Comparative Literature, and National Literatures of Europe.  The successful applicant will be awarded a stipend of EUR 1840 per month. More information here--Due February 1, 2018.


  • UC Berkeley-Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich Program for the Humanities. The cooperation supports the exchange of post-docs in the field of the humanities. Apply directly with the LMU


FOR FACULTY and LECTURERS


  • IES Foreign Language Teacher Travel Grants. The Institute of European Studies is pleased to announce a competition for travel grants for UC-Berkeley foreign language instructors of European languages to support the acquisition of new information and training in language pedagogy. The competition is open to lecturers only. All lecturers teaching European languages at UC Berkeley, including Turkish, can apply. However, lecturers in Slavic languages and other Eastern European languages (Hungarian, Armenian) should contact the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies for support. Awards are for amounts up to $1500. Applications should include a proposal statement describing the applicant's planned travel and how it will enhance language instruction at UC-Berkeley, a budget and a CV. More information here-- Due November 30, 2017 and May 24, 2018.


  • IES- University of Bordeaux-UC Berkeley Partnership. All UC faculty, researchers, administrators and students involved in collaboration projects with Bordeaux are eligible to apply for up to EUR 10,000 through the University of BordeauxApplications must be submitted by the Bordeaux partner. One grant per year has been earmarked for UC Berkeley.