Showing posts from November, 2011

EVENT - A Dialogue between Cornel West and Carl Dix

We are very excited to announce that the Cornel West – Carl Dix dialogue, “In the Age of Obama - Police Terror; Incarceration; No Jobs; Mis-education: What Future for Our Youth” will take place December 2, at 7:00 PM at Pauley Ballroom.   The event will be free and open to the public with an extensive Q&A. Over a dozen campus organizations and many individuals are supporting this evening.   We ask that you join us in hosting, funding, and building this unique event, and we encourage you to sign and circulate this letter to faculty and student groups. This Dialogue is a spirited back-and-forth between two of the nation’s foremost thinkers -- one in the spirit of the Black church and liberation theology, and the other, Revolutionary Communist, as they dissect the multitude of unprecedented challenges facing youth today – from massive incarceration and police brutality, widespread joblessness and budget cuts, to the U.S.’s unending global wars, and the pervasive racism confronti

The Berkeley Circus

Do you bask in the glory of final reviews? Do you like interacting with real professionals about your ideas? Or, do you want to add something new for your resume? Then remember The Berkeley Circus will be held on March 1-2nd . March 1st is on a Thursday, and this is the day to bring your “A” game. Show your work to distinguished visitors by presenting a Research Poster, Lightning Talk, or Studio Review. The deadline for proposals is January 20th . Even if you have work done at Berkeley that may not fit into one of these molds, we would still like to see it. Other Works may be submitted by February 6th. To learn more about the Berkeley Circus, visit our website at    And remember each department has a Circus Coordinator that is there to help you:  Architecture: Tom Buresh, Landscape Architecture: Daphne Edwards, City and Regional Planning: Karen Frick,

IIS Undergraduate Merit Scholarships deadline has been EXTENDED until Friday, December 2, 2011

Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) is seeking to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area of international studies . Research may be conducted while in EAP, or independently. The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. Junior scholars with the strongest research project, as determined by an IIS faculty panel, will each receive an additional $1000 prize . There will also be an opportunity to compete for the Best Poster Award, an additional $250 prize . 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. For full application details, please visit: Contact: , 510.642.2472 Institute of International Studies (IIS) University of California, Berkel

Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center!

The Student Learning Center Writing Program is currently recruiting tutors for the Spring 2012 semester.  Help students increase their skills and confidence as writers while improving your own writing and communication skills.  As a Writing Tutor at the SLC, you will join a dynamic and diverse community of writers and educators.   All SLC Writing Tutors receive training in composition theory and valuable experience in educational practices .  We have limited paid positions available for new tutors, and English 310 or Ed 97/197 units are also available. For further information and to download an application , please visit our website at tutor/tutor_writing.htm or contact the Writing Program Coordinators, Alberto Ledesma ( ) and Carolyn Swalina ( ). As always, if you have any questions about tutoring opportunities at the Student Learning Center, or you have questions about Writing Program tutoring

Survey to help My Years at Cal website

The New Student Services team wants your input to help us develop content for the new My Years at Cal ( ) website. If you're not already familiar with it, My Years offers UC Berkeley students a year-by-year framework for what you can do to get the most out of college. We're working on building the sophomore, junior, and senior sections of the website. If you could take a few minutes to answer our brief survey, we'd really appreciate it! Please take the survey by Friday, November 18: spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US& formkey= dF9rTjRqU29pdTBwNjJVNDhiaVRyWU E6MQ#gid=0 Thanks, The New Student Services Team

Event - Deanna Van Buren, NOMA, LEED AP, Assoc AIA of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility

Special Talk with Deanna Van Buren,  NOMA, LEED AP, Assoc AIA of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility November 17, 2011 2:10PM Wurster Hall, Rm. 314b Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility works for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice, and the development of healthy communities.   Brought to you by the College of Environmental Design Students of Color. Light refreshments will be served. -- Anna McCorvey, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP Master of City Planning | MCP'12 University of California, Berkeley (228) 249-6576                                       

Undergrad Summer Research and/or Applying to Graduate School?

Here are links to specific portals for your students: For Undergraduates: Paid Summer 2012 Undergrad Research Placements: More than 650 programs – REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads at more than 350 institutions nationwide. For Financial Support in Graduate School Opportunities: Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT, NSF Grad Research Fellowship and other programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation. For Postdoc opportunities For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships   Finally, here is a link to a flyer (pdf) which can be printed to post if you so choose . We’d be happy to answer any questions you have and to provide your students with assistance in applying to these programs. Susie Valaitis Senior Associate Director Institute for

Immediate Rhino Rendering Help Needed (Rhino & Maxwell)

We need help immediately (now - December 2) modifying a Rhino model, producing beautiful digital renderings and montaging them into existing site photos. You must be fast, good, reliable, and ready to  jump in quick.  Models will be at a landscape scale (not a single building or interior), so be proficient with survey data interpretation. The Rhino models we are working from are complex, so really high facility with both programs is a MUST! You must be local and available to work with us in our office in Berkeley during normal work hours. Please email us your info, resume and some work samples.   Looking forward to working with you! Compensation:  will negotiate hourly compensation based on skill and experience. -- Steven Grover & Associates Architecture + Engineering 800 Heinz Ave. Studio 11 Berkeley, C

Undergrad Social Hour Review: it was fun!

 Thank you to everyone who came out for our clock design contest and free pizza last Thursday. See you all next time on December 1st! Eddy, Cynthia, Lu and Jack competing for the clock design contest Music, food, drinks and crafts at the undergrad social hour Some of the contestants, Tiffany, Roxy, Elysia, Sherrilyn and Lu Clock design contest runner-up Elysia and winner Sherrilyn pose with their clocks

Program Designers

The Excelsior Action Group (non-profit) is administering a $36,000 grant  to reduce blight in the Excelsior Neighborhood of San Francisco. This  small business facade improvement program will be providing businesses  that qualify a $2000 grant for facade improvements which will be designed  by a team of  volunteers that we are currently soliciting interest for.   As a general overview, program designers will work with a business owner  to address their individual needs and come up with a design that  beautifies the community. This design will then get constructed using  funds we provide. We will be targeting roughly 18 businesses and the  entire project is scheduled to be finished by March 31, 2012. That's a  very tight deadline.   The commitment we require, if you wish to participate, is to complete a  design for at least one business. Of course we'd love it if you have time  to work with more businesses.   I've attached the draft document detailing the program for busines

Big Ideas @Berkeley

Big Ideas @ Berkeley:   Inspiring Student Innovation - Up to $300,000 in prizes available for 2012! Since its founding in 2006, UC Berkeley's annual Big Ideas Contest has inspired innovative and high-impact student projects aimed at solving the world's most pressing problem. By seeking out and supporting smart and promising new ideas, Big Ideas has produced remarkable results.   This year's competition promises up to $300,000 in awards   Contest categories include: Global Poverty Alleviation Improving Student Life Information Technology for Society Energy Efficiency Creative Expression for Social Justice Scaling Up Big Ideas (for previous Big Ideas & Bears Breaking Boundaries contest winners)   *Pre-Proposal Submissions are due by November 21, 2011*   Interested students are encouraged to learn more about building effective interdisciplinary student teams and writing proposals at the following sessions:   To learn more about the contest and content of the workshops pl