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The ACSA Steel competition - Deadline is tomorrow!

Hi, folks, got a studio project you think is going well?  It is not too late to enter it in a competition with cash awards (but tomorrow is the last day to register)! Using Steel?  The ACSA Steel competition has an open category you can enter, with a $2500 first prize (and two more cash awards).  A Sustainable HOme competition with flexible criteria, has a $2000 award.  And, an open "sustainable buildings" competition, with additional money for best use of steel, could snag you $6000!  DANA BUNTROCK Professor University of California, Berkeley Dept. of Architecture Registration for the 2011-12 ACSA Student Design Competition Ends March 28 This year ACSA is hosting four exciting competitions with a wide range of design challenges; the 12th Annual Steel Student Design Competition; the Habit

Read how you can use your architecture degree for entrepreneurial advancement!

If you are interested to learn what creative jobs you can do with an architecture degree besides becoming an architect , please read an interesting article in Black Enterprise magazine (January 2012 issue) titled, Driven by Design on pages 75-76 that can be found in CED's advising office on the sign in counter or at this link http://onlinedigitalpubs.com/publication/?i=93870 which shows the magazine cover. Then you go to the page of the article which is page #75-76 by using the arrow page changer located in the top yellow margin or click on the white box to select the exact page #. Highlights of the article include: Twin brothers graduated with a B.S. in Architecture form the University of Florida & earned a Master's in Architecture, Advance Placement from Harvard Graduate School of Design They were recruited as researchers by world-renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhass Their travels "...exposed them to the inner workings of an architecture firm including mercha

Please join us for an informative workshop: Careers in GIS

This workshop will cover many aspects of Geographic Information Sciences: resources on the Berkeley campus, options for the new Minor in Geographic Information Science and Technology, and highlight areas of GIS research. Mark your calendars! Thursday, April 19, 4-5:30PM in the Wurster Gallery (1st Floor of Wurster Hall) < http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&q=wurster+hall+berkeley+map&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x80857c255a08f36d:0x7412ac8dbfe28ead,Wurster+Hall,+Berkeley,+CA+94720&gl=us&ei=luhgT53HJ5GosAKrqeGWCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCEQ8gEwAA >). Program: 4-5:30pm Welcome : Maggi Kelly < http://kellylab.berkeley.edu/ > & Jennifer Wolch < http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/ced/people/query.php?id=458 > GIS and Forests & Fire Modeling : Scott Stephens < http://cnr.berkeley.edu/stephens-lab > GIS Analysis for Transportation and

Check out IHP Blog from our student Matt!

Hi everyone, Matt is an Urban Studies student on IHP right now. He sent me a link to his blog if you'd like to read about his travels! schreibs.posterous.com < http://schreibs.posterous.com >  **************** Donna M. Vivar Undergraduate Advisor Landscape Architecture& Urban Studies University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design 250 Wurster Hall #1800 Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-4943 fax (510) 643-5607

Town of Mammoth Lakes Internship Opportunities

DUTIES : The Town of Mammoth Lakes is seeking a student transportation planning and/or transportation engineering intern to support the Community Development and Public Works Departments with various grant funded projects.  Employment will generally begin in May/June of 2012 and is limited to a maximum of 1,000 hours per year.  The intern will perform pre-professional transportation planning and/or transportation engineering work on grant funded projects under the supervision of professional staff HOW TO APPLY : A Town employment application is required, accompanied by a current college transcript, a writing sample (e.g. term paper or report), and a current resume with cover letter. Applications must be submitted to the Personnel Department, Town Administrative Offices, Minaret Village Shopping Center, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite R; or by mail to P.O. Box 1609, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. For an application and a copy of the job description, go to the Town’s website at http://www.ci.mammo

RAW Provence 2012: Summer Architecture Design Studio in France

What could be better than studying architecture in the South of France this summer?  Join us June 4-22, 2012 for  Provence 2012 , a 3-week design studio in Aix en Provence, France.  Provence 2012 is an intensive design studio to investigate the experiential qualities of architecture through the rich artistic and architectural traditions in Aix en Provence and surrounding environs. Studio exercises include conceptual design and full-scale modeling of design solutions. The workshop is offered in partnership with the  Institute for American Studies (IAU)  and the  Marchutz School of Art  and students are eligibile to earn 3 credits through IAU. Application deadline: April 15, 2012.   For more info and to apply: RAWDesignBuild.com | 612-845-8535 |  info@rawdesignbuild.com

Volunteer at LASA 2012 International Congress in San Francisco (May 2012)

The Latin American Studies Association is looking for volunteers to assist with all on-site meeting services. The LASA2012 International Congress will be held in San Francisco, CA from May 23th to the 26th of 2012. Volunteers should expect to work in half-day (6 hour shifts). Please let us know if you can work more than one shift. Shifts are available Wednesday, May 23th through Saturday, May 26th. Available shifts are as follows: Wednesday, May 23th: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday, May 24th: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm Friday, May 25th: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm Saturday, May 26th: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm Volunteers will be listed in our system and receive a program book, name badge holder, and a certificate noting your participation in the Congress as well as their name badge

Fine Art Exhibit Help Wanted!

Employer Leroy Howard is looking for an attendant for his Fine Art Exhibit at the St. Mark's Church in Berkeley; the exhibit highlights photography pieces that focus on a religious narrative for Easter and the Holy Week. The exhibit will run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 2pm-6pm on the upcoming weeks as follows: Friday 3/30, Saturday 3/31, Sunday 4/1 Friday 4/6, Saturday 4/7, Sunday 4/8 Friday 4/13, Saturday 4/14, Sunday 4/15 Friday 4/20, Saturday 4/21, Sunday 4/22 Duties require the attendant to monitor the exhibit, ensure that none of the artwork is touched or removed from the display locations, and notifying staff or police in the event of unexpected circumstances. Compensation will be at $9/hour. I was wondering if you could forward this message to your students in case they are interested in some temporary employment as well as the subject matter of the exhibit. Please contact Leroy Howar

BUILDING LOCAL: Summer Design-Build Workshop on Earth Architecture

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BUILDING LOCA L   is a 10-day design-build workshop that will explore the aesthetic, assembly and tectonic qualities of local materials:  earth, stone, fique, bamboo  and  wood . The design-build studio will engage students in a series of workshops culminating in the design and construction of an efficient and innovative farmhouse. BUILDING LOCAL   will take place  between the dates of  June 15 and June 25, 2012 ,   in   Barichara,   a colonial town located in the North Western region of Colombia. This design-build studio is open to graduate, upper-level undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) and professionals who are int

UC Education Abroad Programs

 Please read below for information about summer study abroad programs from the UC Education Abroad Program.  Led by faculty from across the UC system, these opportunities are being offered from the systemwide UCEAP office to UC students.  2012 programs include: • Religion, Secularism, & Civil Societies (Europe & the U.S.) • 21st Century Technologies & the Digital Divide (Europe) • A Journey through Time: Geology & Civilization (United Kingdom) • The Story of Jews in German-Speaking Europe: 500–2012 • Food, Religion, & Culture in the Middle East  The application deadline has been extended to April 13, 2012.  Students will apply directly to UCEAP using the MyEAP online application.  For more information, visit http://eap.ucop.edu/ OurPrograms/Pages/ UCFacultyLed.aspx or contact Ann Logan at  alogan@eap.ucop.edu . Please share with any students who may be interested in this opportunity-- Sincerely, Anthony Yuen, M.A., M.Ed. Outreach, Communications &

Black Graduation 2012 Registration Now Available!

If you know any students who may be interested in participating, please spread the word! The Registration system is online and can be accessed via the African American Studies website under the EVENTS page, or the following URL: http://ucberkeleyblackgrad. wufoo.com/forms/black- graduation-2012-registration/ Thanks,  -- Lindsey Villarreal Herbert Graduate and Undergraduate Advisor African American Studies University of California, Berkeley 660 Barrows Hall #2572 Berkeley, CA 94720-2572 (510) 642-3419

Apply for the Shinnyo Fellowship… Receive a $3,000 Stipend!

Cal Corps Public Service Center is hosting an info session tomorrow for students interested in applying for the Shinnyo Fellowship. Information Session: March 21, 2012 at noon in 505 Eshleman Hall. The Shinnyo Fellowship provides advising and monetary support to undergraduate and graduate students who desire to implement a service, peace-building, and/or sustainable social change project locally, nationally, or globally. Project proposals should be innovative, action oriented and emphasize peace building. Through this fellowship students will: Enhance one’s understanding of how to contribute to the health of an identified community, develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become trans-formative community leaders, and increase one’s ability to engage in reflection Nurture an awareness of how their inner and outer paths contribute to justice and peace building Significantly impact an identified community through a service or peace building project off campus App

CAREER CENTER NOW HIRING PEERS FOR 2012-2013!

*WORK STUDY ELIGIBLE ONLY* The Career Center prepares undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni to make informed decisions about their futures by providing comprehensive resources, programs, and counseling on career development, internships, employment, and graduate school. The Peer Advisor position is an integral role in the success of our programs and services. Working directly with and supervised by a Career Counselor, Peer Advisors are trained to be extremely knowledgeable about Career Center services, and will assist students through providing daily customer service in the Career Center, one-to-one advising, and conducting workshops.   The Peer Advisor will serve a critical role in the transition to our new building (across the street from Eshelman Hall), as they will most notably become the first point of contact for all who enter the Career Center and will act as the department’s “ambassadors.” Customer service wil

Careers in GIS and Introducing the GIS Minor

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AIA East Bay Architecture Programs/Speaker Panel

Hi CED Architecture folks—AIA East Bay has two programs coming up that would be very good for Architecture Majors (undergrad and grad) to attend. One is a panel of recently licensed architects who will talk about the IDP & ARE ; the other is a speed mentoring program. See below for details—it would be great if you might spread the word. Lots of CED alumni will be at both. Please let me know if you’d like the information in Word/Text or any other format. Sidney Sweeney Executive Director AIA East Bay A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 1405 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612 phone:  510-464-3600   fax:         510-464-3616 email:     sidney@aiaeb.org web:     www.aiaeb.org twitter:  twitter/aiaeb  

Welcome reception for ALL admitted graduate applicants

Greetings, As many of you know, the college is working on efforts to increase the diversity of its student population through outreach, recruitment and retention.  In alignment with this goal, CED is sponsoring a welcome reception for ALL admitted graduate applicants co-hosted by the Students and Alumni of Color Organizations on *Sunday, April 1^st from 5-6:30 PM*, 2nd floor lobby.  Also, members of CASAalumni (Chicano Architectural Student Association) and other alumni will join us. ALL faculty, staff and current students are invited to attend and welcome our potential future graduate students and mingle with our alumni. If you are able to attend please let me know ( yceasark@berkeley.edu < mailto:yceasark@berkeley.edu >).  Your attendance would be greatly appreciated! Jennifer Wolch William W. Wurster Dean, College of Environmental Design Professor of City & Regional Planning http://www.ced.berkeley.edu Yerdua (Yeri) Caesar-Kaptoech Diversity Officer College of Enviro

DCRP Colloquium, entitled "Transit Investments and Economic Productivity: a Debate."

Please join us for our next upcoming colloquium: Daniel Chatman, Associate Professor in our very own DCRP; Daniel Graham, of the Center for Transport Studies at Imperial College London; and David Levinson of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota will be presenting and discussing their research on this topic. In addition, Robert Helsley of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas business school here at Berkeley will be serving as the discussant for what will undoubtedly be a lively exchange of ideas and differing viewpoints.  This Colloquium will take place on Monday, April 2, from 5 to 7 pm . Note that this is the first weekday after spring break, so best to get this on your calendar now. We're expecting a big crowd, so we'll be holding this event in Wurster Room 112, the large auditorium on the first floor , accessed directly from the lobby.  Also, as you interact with the prospective students who will be visiting the depa

MS|PHD ARCHITECTURE MS/PhD STUDENT COLLOQUIUM

Monday, April 2 2-3 PM 112 Wurster (refreshments provided) 2:00 - 2:20 Kah-Wee Lee, Phd Candidate CRIMINALIZING VICE: THE “COMMON GAMING HOUSE” IN COLONIAL SINGAPORE Lee will discuss a specific nexus of power/knowledge in the project of criminalizing vice in colonial Singapore. The task faced by the colonial administrators was not just to suppress vice, but to protect law itself from its own excesses. The Common Gaming House that targeted illegal gambling was a political technology that tried to distribute the weight of punishment effectively and righteously, yet always reserving a space of tolerated illegalities where the distinction between crime and vice was ambiguous.   2:20 - 2:40 Joseph Godlewski, Phd Candidate EMERGENT PROTOZONES The socio-political and economic atmosphere of Calabar, Nigeria is one which, for centuries, has tended to be decentralized in nature. Consisting of polynucleated and fragmented zones that were loosely tied together by informal juridical sys

CONGRATULATIONS Berkeley Steel Bridge Team!

UC Berkeley hosted the Mid-Pacific Conference this past Friday and Saturday  (March 23rd & 24th).  Out of 7 categories (aesthetics, construction speed,construction economy, lightness, stiffness, structural efficiency, overall), Berkeley Steel Bridge team took 1st in 6 categories!!!! We got 2nd in.... aesthetics... this is why we need CED students to compete in engineering competitions ! If you are interested in volunteering or competing in the Mid-Pacific Competition for next year ,  please read the following and visit the website: T he Mid-Pacific conference is made up of 7 competitions with 15 universities represented , including Tongji University!   Come and help with the Geo competition, or the concrete canoe competition.   Steel bridge, anyone?   There are many interesting activities to choose from and all different time blocks.  For a full list of competitions and descriptions, please see http://www.ascemidpac.org/ .You can volunteer for as little as 2 hours an

Two paid internship positions at the Town of Mammoth Lakes

One is geared more for civil engineering students and the other could be either civil engineering/transportation planning/urban planning.  ------------------------------ TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES Department of Community Development P. O. Box 1609 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 (760) 934-8989 Ext. 263   EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES TRANSPORTATION PLANNING/ENGINEERING INTERN Hourly Salary Range is $11.20 - $16.60 (GRANT FUNDED)   DUTIES: The Town of Mammoth Lakes is seeking a student transportation planning and/or transportation engineering intern to support the Community Development and Public Works Departments with various grant funded projects. Employment will generally begin in May/June of 2012 and is limited to a maximum of 1,000 hours per year. The intern will perform pre-professional transportation planning and/or transportation engineering work on grant funded projects under the supervision of professional staff including: • Conducting research related to spe

Volunteer at LASA 2012 International Congress in San Francisco (May 2012)

The Latin American Studies Association is looking for volunteers to assist with all on-site meeting services. The LASA2012 International Congress will be held in San Francisco, CA from May 23th to the 26th of 2012. Volunteers should expect to work in half-day (6 hour shifts). Please let us know if you can work more than one shift. Shifts are available Wednesday, May 23th through Saturday, May 26th. Available shifts are as follows: Wednesday, May 23th: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday, May 24th: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm Friday, May 25th: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm Saturday, May 26th: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm Volunteers will be listed in our system and receive a program book, name badge holder, and a certificate noting your participation in the Congress as well as their name badge which is required for access to the Congress. Volunteers receive full access to all of the Con

Award-winning documentary, "the Pruitt-Igoe Myth"

We will be showing the award-winning documentary, "the Pruitt-Igoe Myth" (US, 2011) this Thursday at 6:30 pm, in Wurster room 101. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. “It began as a housing marvel. Two decades later, it ended in rubble. But what happened to those caught in between? The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home." (www.pruitt-igoe.com) Please see the attached poster for more information. __ Dr. C Greig Crysler Associate Professor, Department of Architecture Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Environmental Design, University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720-1800 USA

Today! Perry Kulper -New Exhibit: Approximate Strains + Obsolete Species

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Join us at 5:30 pm in RM 108 to welcome Perry Kulper, an architect and University of Michigan Professor, introduce his new exhibit: Approximate Strains + Obsolete Species. Take a moment to read about Perry on our website: http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/events/exhibitions#kulper   Tim Kline :: Special Projects Analyst Department of Architecture :: UC Berkeley 232 Wurster Hall :: Berkeley, CA 94720-1800 p 510 664 4442 :: f 510 643 5607

IDP/ARE Panel & Speed Mentoring

Hi CED Architecture folks—AIA East Bay has two programs coming up that would be very good for Architecture Majors (undergrad and grad) to attend. One is a panel of recently licensed architects who will talk about the IDP & ARE; the other is a speed mentoring program. See below for details—it would be great if you might spread the word. Lots of CED alumni will be at both. Sidney Sweeney Executive Director AIA East Bay A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 1405 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612 ( phone:  510/464-3600 ( fax:         510/464-3616 * email:     sidney@aiaeb.org 8   web:     www.aiaeb.org 8   twitter:  twitter/aiaeb