Showing posts from August, 2012

Oakland Community Builders Internship Program Accepting Student Applications

Interested in grassroots community organizing? Want to gain experience working on pressing social justice issues on the ground in the East Bay? Apply to be an Oakland Community Builders intern! Application deadline: Thursday, August 30th Oakland Community Builders (OCB) trains students in what it means to be an organizer while addressing the needs of communities in the East Bay. The program fuses theory with hands-on experience by placing students in internships working on a variety of campaigns and issue areas such as: youth, environment, immigrant and women’s rights, LGBT communities, working poor, and more. To participate as a Fall OCB Intern, fill out an application which can be found on the OCB website:  http://publicservice. . On the website, you will also find a description of Fall 2012 internships available including the organizations and campaigns interns can work on. In conjunction with a 6-8 hr/week internship in Oakland, students in the progra

The Student Learning Center Writing Program is Recruiting Tutors for the Fall 2012 Semester

Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center!   The Student Learning Center Writing Program is currently recruiting tutors for the Fall 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. English 310 or Ed 97/197 units and limited paid opportunities are available for qualified applicants. Priority review will be given to applications received by August 30. For further information and to download an application, please visit our website at tutor_writing.htm or contact the Writing Program Coordinators, Alberto Ledesma ( ) and Carolyn Swalina ( ). --- As always, if you have any questions about tutoring op

A Message to Those Interested in Research/Thesis Research from Donna Vivar

For those of you interested in research and/or specifically research for a thesis, please check out this website: Deadlines are quickly approaching!

Ungergraduate Research Workshops, Deadlines, and Announcements

Dear Undergraduates, Welcome (back)! There is a lot happening on campus in the world of undergraduate research, many opportunities to take advantage of. Jump in and get in the loop so you don't miss out on any of them. Your advisor may forward this newsletter to you when s/he receives it once a month, but to guarantee you miss out on no changing deadlines, we urge you to sign up for the research listserv. TO SUBSCRIBE, paste this link into your browser: mailto:undergraduate_research- subject=subscribe Send the resulting e-mail, then reply to the request for confirmation e-mail that the system will send. Also, please forward this newsletter to friends whom you think might like to sign up for this listserv. This newsletter will cover the following items: 1. Undergraduate research workshops and info sessions this week 2. URAP (8/29) and other deadlines through mid-October 3. Undergraduate Research Journals: Be an author or an editor

University Health Services is Offering a New Program for CED Students - Making Time for Health

Making Time for Health (MTH) is a new program being offered to CED students through University Health Services (Tang Center). This free program focuses on time management as a form of stress reduction. MTH is specifically designed for students who are balancing dynamic schedules between school, work, and life in general. Students will gain practical skills they can apply immediately to their daily lives. Past participants in the program reported reduced stress, a greater sense of control over their time, and increased sleep quality. Making Time for Health will be offered at CED early in the semester. Space is limited to 30 students, so sign-up soon. Contact Joseph Griffin (MTH Program Coordinator) at <> to reserve a spot.

The Student Advisory Council on Undergraduate Education is Accepting Applications from Rising Juniors

Vice Provost Cathy Koshland is seeking students to fill open, two-year positions on the Student Advisory Council on Undergraduate Education (SACUE) beginning Fall 2012. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.  Applications should be submitted to Monica Garcia in the Office of the Vice Provost at .  We specifically need representation from rising juniors in the following areas: ·          College of Chemistry ·          College of Environmental Design ·          L&S Arts & Humanities ·          L&S Social Sciences ·          L&S Math & Physical Sciences ·          And two at-large positions to be filled by undergraduates from any area, with preference given to transfer and/or undeclared students. The first meeting of this group will be Wednesday,

UC Berkeley Advising Council is Holding its Monthly Tea on Friday

Dear Advising Council Working Groups and WG chairs, Below is information about next Friday's Monthly Tea.We would appreciate if each WG could send 1-2 representatives to provide a brief update on your progress.  Also, please forward this to your respective staff, faculty, and students....this event is open to all and we're hoping to see some new faces this month!   UC Berkeley Advising Council Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning and Facilities present: MONTHLY TEA Friday, August 31 10am-11am Stiles Hall Auditorium Tea & Cookies Provided All staff, faculty, and students welcome! Curious about the Advising

Urban Intervention Has a Link to Learn More about Design at the Seattle Center

How can we think about transforming public spaces? It's an important question, and one that is of great importance to the folks at the Next 50 organization in Seattle. Recently, they put out a call to urban designers to offer their own "fresh version of environmental, social, and economic opportunities on and beyond a 9-acre site at the heart of Seattle Center." Visitors to the site can view all of the entries here and learn about the project's key themes, which include "renew the cultural campus" and "be a change agent." For people who might not be familiar with the centrally located site, the Site & Context area contains a brief summary of this corner of Seattle. Additionally, visitors can view the jury's report on the entries and learn more about the Seattle Center's master plan. Urban Inter

Critical Dialogues Across Differences (Education 98/198) is Offering a New Set of 1-unit Courses

Critical Dialogues Across Differences is a new set of 1-unit courses (Education 98/198, P/NP) that meets for 2 hours each week, over the period of 10 weeks.. It is designed to provide UC Berkeley students with a space for learning about issues of difference, conflict and community through dialogue. Through these courses, students explore their own narrative and those of others in various social and institutional contexts, all the while learning from each others' perspectives from the practice of dialogue. Some of the topics include: social class, gender, sexual orientation, and faith/spirituality. Interested students should view the website to see the variety of courses, meeting times, and dates available this Fall 2012 at: http://criticaldialogues. You can enroll through Telebears! Spread the word and enroll now because space is limited.

Triangle Fraternity - Welcome and Recruitment Events

Greetings students in CED! My name is Terrence Pang, and I am speaking on behalf of Triangle Fraternity, our campus's premier social fraternity exclusively limited to engineers, architects, and scientists. I would like to extend an invitation to you to check out the social and professional development that Triangle has to offer.  Triangle not only creates a brotherhood to last a lifetime, but also takes part in sorority exchanges, mixers with other campus organizations, and more. We also understand the value of physical health, so we participate in IM sports and often have spontaneous sports days. More importantly, Triangle provides a home in which the brothers can live and learn together.   Professional development includes a network of alumni that extends past your college years, leadership schools and conventions provided by

The Berkeley Energy and Climate Lectures Program is offering a Fall 2012 Course - Energy from Biomass

Dear Berkeley Undergraduate Advisors,  I am writing to call your attention to a new class that will be offered in the coming fall term as part of the Berkeley Lectures on Energy and Climate ( http://vcresearch. energy-climate-lectures ). UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Lab have comprehensive and cutting-edge research programs in energy and climate research. The Berkeley Energy and Climate Lectures bring these innovative research programs to the classroom. Team-taught by world-class faculty and researchers the Lectures provide insights and inspiration to graduate and undergraduate students across the disciplines.  The Fall 2012 course on Energy from Biomass will cover topics  including crop selection, converting biomass into fuels, life cycle engineering, and the economics of fuels. Through this series of lectures, students will learn about the state of the art science related to biomass conversion, and learn to develop, analyze, and compa

Walt Disney's Imagineering ImagiNations Design Competition - Info and Prompt

The prompt for the annual ImagiNations design competition is now up!  Created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering, ImagiNations is designed to promote diversity and enable participants to showcase their talents and gain practical knowledge in design, with the opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney Imagineering in California, monetary awards, and be considered for internship opportunities.  All current junior or senior undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates (within 1 year of graduation) are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information about the competition and this year’s prompt! ImagiNations2013.html Click here for examples of past projects! fla

College of Environmental Design Students of Color - Welcome

Hey CED!! Welcome to Berkeley, new students, and welcome back, to those returning to the brutal-esque walls of Wurster Hall!The College of Environmental Design Students of Color (CED-SOC) would like to welcome you to our learning community and hopes to engage you in joining us for upcoming activities! We are a student-run group with representation from all CED departments - Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning- that hope to increase awareness and participation in issues of diversity.  The CED-SOC Mission: To develop and expand the academic and social support, mentorship, career networking, and advocacy efforts for students of color and other underrepresented students within the College of Environmental Design. Students of color include those who identify themselves as African-American, Native American, Asian American, Latina/o, and Pacific Islander, however CED-SOC is inclusive and embraces all forms of diversity including LGBTQ students, low-incom

New Transfer Students Only

New Transfer Students Only: Instructions (as promised) Go to Go to the bottom of the page, to the Black Bar Under “Support” click on “register activation key” (last option) Select “No” for “Already a member” and fill out the information Hopefully you can figure it out from there (I don’t have a code, so this is as far as I got!) Happy Learning Lauren

The Emerging Professionals Committee has a number of Firm Tours throughout the Bay Area

The Emerging Professionals Committee has organized a number of Firm Tours over the next few weeks. These are tours of the Firms’ workspaces and offices, and I encourage the chapter’s student and associate members to attend. The tours are free and there may be some impromptu socializing afterwards. We will be adding to the schedule—if your firm would like to participate, please let me know!  Please sign up in advance, space is limited. RSVP to   Thurs 8/23/2012 2:00 PM Pyatok Architects (Oakland) Mon 8/27/2012

Divisional Administrative Services, Equity & Inclusion is Looking for a Student Assistant I

Looking for a part-time job?? Title: Student Assistant I Unit: Divisional Administrative Services (DAS), Equity & Inclusion Title Code: 4922 Salary: $11.15/ hourly rate Number of hours: 15-20 hours per week, Monday – Friday (flexible- ideally student will work minimally 3 days/week) Start date: ASAP End Date: May 17, 2013 Location: 405 Sproul Hall Unit and Position Des cription: DAS provides operational oversight, including human resources, financial services, facilities, and business services to units in the E&I Division. For information about the Division of Equity and Inclusion, see vcei/ The Student Assistant reports to the Director of DAS, with the Budget/Personnel Assistant serving as work leader on a daily basis. This position provides assistance to the DAS staff, which includes the following tasks: • File, copy, print, and scan docum

AIASF is looking for Volunteers for Architecture in the City Festival

Every year in September AIASF hosts the Architecture in the City Festival. They are asking for volunteers in various events, including opening/closing events, lectures and tours. A lot of events seem to be filled up but there are still some remaining. Volunteer Link: Events/Browse.aspx More about the Festival: architecture-and-the-city/ If you volunteer, you can get IDP hours in the Leadership & Service category.

Graduate School Fair in San Francisco - October 19

Interested in grad school? Want to make a positive impact on the world? The Idealist Grad Fair is an opportunity to learn more about a variety of graduate programs and schools to further your career in areas such as education, international affairs, nonprofit management, public policy, social work, and many more. To learn more about this free event on Friday, October 19 at the San Francisco County. To see the list of registered schools and to RSVP, visit

Bonner Leaders Program Still Accepting Applications

Become a Bonner Leader! Bonner Leaders serve as interns in local non-profit organizations, community-based organizations. Bonner Leaders are eligible to receive a $1100 education scholarship at the completion of their year of service. The following positions are accepting applications: Berkeley City College Service Community (2) Berkeley Food and Housing Project East Bay Housing Organization WAGES

The Summer Issue of ByDESIGN is Now Available

Friends, CED Students/Alumni, Educators and Design Professionals, The summer issue of ByDESIGN is out! We’re shifting the vision of ByDESIGN to encompass a broader set of topics, i.e., design as applied to various professions and our daily lives. As our readership has grown, we’ve received very positive and encouraging feedback. We’re often asked if we only publish articles related to architecture, CASA members, or the College of Environmental Design at Berkeley. The answer is “no”. We are interested in publishing articles on people of color in any design field with significant achievements or contributions to society. In the future, we will cover all design disciplines and more! We invite persons from various professions and universities where design plays a key role to contribute interesting articles. If you have a significant story to tell (i.e., “The Man Who Drew the Apple Logo”) we would love to publish it. Send us your articles! And finally, if you have any ideas on h

"Thanks to Berkeley..." PhotoBooth Will Be on Campus During Welcome Week

Come get your picture taken! The Campaign for Berkeley’s “Thanks to Berkeley…” PhotoBooth will be on campus at the following locations: Thursday, August 23, 2012 1st Day of Classes and Calaplooza 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Walkway on west side of Wheeler Friday, August 24, 2012 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Outside on Spieker Plaza This is open to all students, staff, and faculty Join students and other members of the Cal community in posing for a portrait in the PhotoBooth. This is an opportunity to express your pride and gratitude for the impact that Berkeley has had on your life. You’ve probably seen PhotoBooth images and words on banners across campus, at , and other publications. Please feel free to bring items with you to the photo shoot that can be used to reflect your interests…such as your pet or child, a hat or scarf, a book, a sample of your of work, a musical instrument, or an athletic uniform. Get creative! Be prepared to write in 10 words or less the impact of Be

Compost Alliance Looking for Three New Program Assistants

My name is Anna Szendrenyi, and I am Co-Coordinator of the Compost Alliance, a student group formed in Fall 2010 to implement a campus-wide compost collection system. We are currently hiring three new Program Assistants to help with our mission. We are looking for students from any and all majors committed to the compost cause! Please forward the attached application form to interested students- C ompost Alliance is now hiring students to help achieve Zero Waste by 2020 at UC Berkeley! Interested in an waste reduction position? Apply to be a Compost Alliance Program Assistant and help implement a campus-wide composting program at Cal! Please see the attached job description for more information and contact with questions.* This position is paid. Applications due August 27th. *Note - no attachment fo

SPUR is seeking an intern for the Housing Trust Fund Campaign

SPUR is seeking an intern for the Housing Trust Fund Campaign. Click here for full details.

Building Sustainability at Cal has Two Paid Openings

Building Sustainability at Cal is looking for two GO! (Greening Operations) team members for the 2012-2013 academic year. Team memberswill be involved in a variety of collaborative projects on campus related to sustainability. Past projects include educational outreach at various campus events as well as waste and energy audits for campus buildings and cafes. GO! Team offers a chance to work closely with other like-minded students and campus administrators to help Cal go green. Applications are due by 12 pm on Saturday, September 1st, 2012. If you have any further questions, please contact Robin Kim at . For more information about Building Sustainability at Cal, please visit . Thank you! *Note - no application or job description attached. Notify the above contacts if interested.

UCB's Gender Equity Resource Center has posted its Fall Newsletter

Check out the below link for important updates, events, internship opportunities, and more from Berkeley's Gender Equity Resource Center.

Become a Member of the Memorial Stadium Zero-Waste Team

Join Cal Athletics and Campus Recycling in our efforts to make Memorial Stadium zero waste! The Memorial Stadium Zero-Waste Team will operate throughout the Fall 2012 football season, and is looking for 25 dedicated student-volunteers from any major and background who have a passion for making our Golden Bears leaders in sustainability. This team will be the centerpiece of Cal Athletics' Zero-Waste Initiative. As a part of the effort, you'll receive access to all 2012 home games, including the Big Game, for free (and will be able to watch in the Student Section starting 20 minutes after kickoff), in addition to Memorial Stadium Zero-Waste Team shirts. All volunteers are also encouraged to participate in a mock football game, stadium tour and free meal the evening of August 21; if you're interested in volunteering and the mock game, please contact Patrick Smith ( ) by Thursday, August 16. If you'd like to be a part of the team but cannot make the

Part-Time Job Opportunity for an Architecture Student

I am a Berkeley Architecture alumnus currently working for a small residential firm in San Francisco, Magnolia Curve Design LLC. Most of our projects focus on unique custum home design, however we have also worked in other areas including mixed use and restaurant/commercial renovation. We are looking to hire a part-time Architectural intern in the near future and are very interested in hiring a Berkeley student, possibly an undergrad in their final year or a graduate student. The student should be able to work around 15 hours per week and be able to commute to our office, near the 16th and Mission Bart Station a couple times a week. The student must be proficient in the following: AutoCAD drafting Photoshop Illustrator 3d modeling and rendering (using software such as Rhino and Sketchup) Other qualities that would be beneficial include: prior experience working at an Architecture firm landscape design experience experience with zoning and permitting regulations a personal lapt

Modus, Inc. is Looking for 2-3 Interns

Modus is looking to bring on 2 to 3 new interns.  The posting is below and also found at: node/46078 These will be paid positions with flexible hours so to balance with school if needed.  The company is very Cal DCRP friendly!   Land Use Planning Intern MODUS, INC. Location: San Francisco, California, 94104, United States Posted on: July 31, 2012 Position Description:   LAND USE PLANNING INTERNS assist staff with the zoning/permitting processes for wireless infrastructure projects being developed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Basic Qualifications:   • Major course work in Urban & Regional Planning or related field required. • Highly organized. • Excellent communication – verbal/written. • Strong computer skills utilizing MS Outlook, and reports in MS Excel. • Ability to work independently. Please submit resumes to: JOBS@MODUS-CORP.COM

Bridge Housing Corporation is looking for a Project Administrator

Bridge Housing Corporation  Title:           Project Administrator                                     Dept.:    Development Job Code:  BHC 09-34                                                    Type:     Full-time, Exempt Location:    Corporate Office, San Francisco                  Apply:   Please list Job Code that you are applying for in the email or fax.   Email your resume to or Fax 415-799-4601.    The Project Administrator will be involved in new real estate developments. The Project Administrator position will provide administrative support to two Project Managers. Responsibilities include: -Supporting Project Managers with a wide variety of office duties -Assistance with financial, legal, and construction related activities associated with the real estate development, including real estate transactions, loan closings, funding applications, entitlements, construction document coordination, and other activities -Facilitate co

The Lead Center is looking for a Co-Coordinator Intern

We are looking for a Leadership Symposium co-coordinator intern to start as soon as possible. This is an unpaid internship position with the LEAD Center. For students that are interested and would like to be considered for the position, please email and submit a resume and cover letter to Maria Iglesia at and Jonathan Brazile at by Friday, August 10. For more information on Leadership Symposium, please visit the following website. http://campuslife.berkeley. edu/leadership/symposium   Position Overview: The Leadership Symposium Co-Coordinator Intern provides leadership and support in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Leadership Symposium.  The Leadership Symposium Co-Coordinators will serve on the 2012 Leadership Symposium Planning Team and work with the LEAD Center Leadership Symposium professional staff, student volunteers, and other Le