Showing posts from September, 2012

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Panel - September 27

Come learn from a panel of business leaders and environmental activists about the meaning of corporate responsibility. The discussion will focus on the quality of current reporting and how this standard should be adjusted for the future. Speakers will also be answering questions about the meaning of greenwashing and clear up confusion between green marketing and environmental responsibility. Feel free to bring along friends that are also interested in sustainability! Thursday 9/27, 7pm, Heller Lounge in MLK Refreshments/food will be provided. Attire is campus casual. Confirmed Panelists: Danielle Fugere from As You Sow ( ) Jared Abbott from BTTR Ventures ( ) Kali from URS Corporation ( ) Other Panelists: TBA This event will be green certified and ADA accessible. For more information, please check our Facebook event at .

Dwell Home Tours Silicon Valley - Call for Volunteers

Dwell Home Tours: Silicon Valley Call for Volunteers! Please join Architecture for Humanity and Dwell Magazine as we explore the architectural gems of Silicon Valley! We are in need of Home Tour Volunteer Docents  for Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 . Volunteer Docents are placed at one home helping guests navigate the home, answering basic questions, and working with the architects and homeowner/s to guide the tour process.  Hours are from 9:30 am to 4 pm. As a thank you, all Volunteer Docents will receive  a free one-year subscription to Dwell Magazine, a free ticket to the home tour on the day you don't volunteer, an  opportunity to interact with the home’s architect ,  a free t-shirt,  and of course, we’ll provide you with  lunch  while you volunteer. If you’re interested in volunteering, please  click on the link below . If selected, the Silicon Valley Coordinator will contact you to confirm your involvement.  Space is limited, so apply as soon as

Burning Man as the Geography of Transformation - AIA East Bay Event

 Burning Man as the Geography of Transformation - AIA East Bay Event September 26

Dream Resource Center Family BBQ - Invitation

Dear Committee Members, You are cordially invited to attend the Dream Resource Center Family BBQ Potluck! On Saturday September 29th, 2012 come kick off the launching of the new Dream Resource Center.  Lend a hand to collectively create the groundbreaking space through painting murals, setting up furniture, and enjoying the good company of each other.  All those who lend a hand and in attendance will be treated to a delicious community BBQ! Please bring comfortable clothes and feel free to add your favorite dish to share with others. Please sign up to volunteer at dreamresourcecenter   Who: You!  What: Dream Resource Center BBQ Potluck When: September 29th, 2012 10am-3pm  Where: 119 Cesar Chavez Please join us and invite your friends and family to participate as well! We can't wait to see you there!

ACADIA 2012 Conference Workshop - Info and Sign Up

This year, Berkeley Professor Nicholas de Monchaux is offering a workshop at the ACADIA (Association  for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) 2012 conference in San Francisco. The workshop will be co-taught by Nicholas de Monchaux, Carlos Sandoval, and myself. It would be a great opportunity for Berkeley students looking to build up their digital design tool-set. This year, it is located conveniently across the bay in San Francisco! Workshop Description:  GIS DRIVEN PARAMETRIC DESIGN This workshop will introduce a design process that implements Finches and the LocalCode components, a suite of tools for working with GIS data in Rhino/Grasshopper. Using these tools, participants will choose a multitude of sites around the San Francisco Bay Area, create site packages of relevant GIS data for each site, and import them into Rhino/Grasshopper. Participa

Law School and Graduate School Fairs - October 2 and 3

The UC Berkeley Career Center invites you to attend the 2012 Law School and Grad School Fairs! Law School Fair, Tuesday, October 2, 11:00am to 3:00pm Graduate School Fair, Wednesday, October 3, 11:00am to 3:00pm - Learn about application procedures, prerequisites and steps in the admissions process - Find out where graduates from their programs get jobs - Get your questions answered in a personalized and risk-free setting - Obtain brochures and information Both events take place at the UC Berkeley MLK Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom (3rd Floor) The Career Center is pleased to host these events with: ASUC Legal Clinic, Latino Pre-Law Society, and Partnership for Pre-professional Pilipinos.Please check the web directory on Callisto for a full list of schools that will be attending the fairs: See below for examples of participating schools. Get a head start on your future today! Participating Law Schools include highly-ranked prog

Sustainability News, Events, and Opportunities

News -Check out the September 2012 issue of the myPower newsletter: -Read the September issue of the PowerSave Green Campus Chronicles here . -Check out the video from the Talking Louder About Sustainability Associates entitled Students in Action- UCB Campus-Wide Sustainability. -Read the September issue of bright green news from the Office of Sustainability -Read the September issue of the PowerSave Green Campus Chronicles here . -Check out the video from the Talking Louder About Sustainability Associates entitled Students in Action- UCB Campus-Wide Sustainability -The UC System just reached its 100th LEED Certification!! The UC System leads the nation, beating Harvard who is next at 75! Way to go UC's! -The campus Energy Incentive Program has begun. Read how new ‘energy incentive’ links kilowatt usage with the bottom line. http://newscenter.berkeley.ed

Fall Free for All - September 30th - Announcement and Ticket Offer

Dear Friends, Imagine a world where beautiful music emanates from Hertz Hall all day long, Lower Sproul Plaza comes alive with the sounds of Brazilian jazz, Zellerbach Hall is filled with the rich sights and sounds of cultures from around the world, and the thrilling sound of the Cal Band reverberates across campus, captivating all within its earshot as student vocal ensembles treat one and all to impromptu outdoor performances. Fall Free for All is this world, a variety of music, dance, and theater performances spread across the UC Berkeley campus so that students and faculty, and the surrounding community alike, can come together to enjoy a full day devoted to the wonder of the performing arts. Best of all, it's free! This year's third annual Fall Free for All on September 30th will feature over twenty performances from artists including: Classical: Kronos Quartet, Cypress String Quartet, Davitt Moroney, pianist Shai Wosner, University Chorus and Symphony Wo

Dialogues with Faculty - Enrollment and Info

Dear continuing students, Have you see copies of Fiat Lux , the beautiful volume of Ansel Adams photos of the UC system? Have you wished YOU were a new student so you could have your very own copy? Well, here's your chance. We have posted information on upcoming  Dialogues with Faculty  on the On the Same Page  website . If you enroll in and attend one of these sessions, you will receive a copy of Fiat Lux. It's a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with faculty in a small-group setting, and we didn't want continuing students to miss out just because they did not own a copy of the book.

Rapt Studio is seeking a Fall Intern

Rapt Studio (formerly Pollack Studio) is seeking fall intern: sfc/egr/3284818769.html

The ASUC is looking for a Cal Housing Commission Director

Interested in housing? The ASUC is looking for a Cal Housing Commission Director! Here are the tasks:  + Serve as the chair for The ASUC Cal Housing Commission. + Report to the Senate weekly with updates from the city + Organize bi-monthly meetings of Cal Housing Commission + Design the annual student housing survey consistent with Title XVI of ASUC By-Laws and present the results and recommendations to the ASUC Senate  + To act as a group within the ASUC to address the housing needs of students and to make executive decisions regarding the Berkeley Cribs Website.  + Work with the Berkeley Cribs Director to compile issue briefs from data in the Berkeley Cribs Website into a report + Communicate and build a relationship with the City of Berkeley’s Housing Advisory Commission, Council members, and Housing and Community Services Department to address the unmet needs of stud

Institute of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship Info and Announcement

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP Description: 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. After completing their research projects, award recipients are required to submit a four-page research summary and attend the IIS Junior Scholars Conference held on-campus at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. Several Junior Scholars will be asked to present their work in poster format at the conference. 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 complete

Green Corps - Early Deadline and Information

Early Fall Application Deadline September 30,2012 Click here to find out more about Green Corp’s paid training program in environmental organizing Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps , we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups. For more information, read below or visit our web site: . In your year with Green Corps : You’ll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organiz

Study Abroad Fair - Friday, September 21

CED Students, Attend the 2012 Study Abroad Fair and learn about study, work, intern, and volunteer abroad opportunities for UC Berkeley students (your CED advisers will also be there). Friday, September 21 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union Building Talk with representatives of over 75 study abroad organizations as well as campus offices that can answer your questions about studying abroad.  For more information as well as an Exhibitor Directory that is searchable by country, region, subject area, and type of opportunity abroad, visit Also, workshops related to study abroad will take place in the Stephens Lounge next to Pauley Ballroom from 11:00-4:00: 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. International Opportunities for Graduate Students 12:15-1:00 p.m. Volunteering & Service Abroad 1:15-2:00 p.m. International Internships 2:15-3:00 p.m. Study Abroad Scholarships 3:15

Big Ideas @ Berkeley Info Session with Laura Stachel

Big Ideas@Berkeley Information Session With a special presentation Dr. Laura Stachel, Founder of WE CARE Solar September 18 | 6-7 p.m. | 102  Wurster Hall Come get inspired and learn how to participate in the 2012-2013 Big Ideas@Berkeley Contest ! Big Ideas provides funding support and encouragement to students with creative ideas to improve society.     This event will feature an inspiring talk by Dr. Laura Stachel, the co-founder of WE CARE Solar, followed by an overview of the 2012-2013 Big Ideas contest structure. (Deadline November 6th!) WE CARE Solar designs portable, low-cost solar suitcases that power lighting, phones and medical devices for hospitals in low-resource areas. Her invention allows doctors in developing regions to perform life-saving surgeries a

SIT Study Abroad Filling Up Fast!

Interested in Studying Abroad and gaining CED course credit?  The IHP Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics program offered by SIT Study Abroad can be done for 16 credits of CED credit (speak with a CED advisor about this).  However, the spring 2013 program is nearly full so if you want to go next semester please contact SIT as soon as possible to get your application in.  There is still plenty of time to apply for Fall 2013 and beyond. SIT Study Abroad will also be on campus this week a the Study Abroad fair.  Come meet Eowyn Greeno, our SIT contact, who can tell you more about this program: Date: 09/21/2012 Place: Martin Luther King Student Union, Pauley Ballroom Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Council on Undergraduate Research is hosting a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers

Dear Students: The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology. Any undergraduate may go to to fill out a simple information form. Students may also elect to complete a longer curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student and

"Break the Mode" Alternative Transport Marketing and Outreach Program is recruiting students to help conduct surveys and hold events

We are recruiting additional students to help conduct surveys and hold ‘break the mode’ parking events. Pay will be $12/hour. Students should submit resume and BRIEF coverletter to by next Friday, September 21. Use the subject ‘Break the Mode Internship Application’. Hourly Paid Student Positions with the University Hall Parking Garage “Break-the-Mode” Alternative Transport Marketing & Outreach Program – a 2012 TGIF Grant-Funded Project (DRAFT) Seeking students charged with gathering survey data and overseeing events to assist campus commuters in switching to alternate modes of transportation. The program is as a part of the Campus’ new targeted marketing campaign to get people to “break” their driving modes. Sponsored by The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) . Description: These positions will work with the head graduate TDM Project Manager to assist in the effective gathering of

Undergrad Research Deadlines 9/12-10/15

Dear Undergraduate Researchers, This time of the semester is a great moment to learn more about undergraduate research. Come to a research workshop -- not crowded like during welcome week -- to get the big picture, learn how to find a faculty member to guide you, and learn about the many programs with upcoming deadlines. These research workshops can also help you be a much more competitive applicant for the programs you do apply for. Please forward this newsletter to friends whom you think might like to sign up for this listserv -- links for subscribing (and unsubscribing) appear at the bottom of this message. This newsletter will cover the following items:  1. Undergraduate research workshops ("Getting started" and "Writing a research proposal") in the next few weeks  2. Research Program deadlines and info sessions through mid-October  3. Undergraduate Research Journals: Be an author or an editor of research written by Berkeley undergra

CED Is Awarding 4 Travel Grants to attend the National Association of Minority Architects Conference in October - Deadline Today!

Greetings, The Dean of the College of Environmental Design (CED) will award four $700 conference travel grants to CED undergraduate and master’s students to attend the National Association of Minority Architects (NOMA) Conference in Detroit, MI from October 18 – 20, 2012. The application deadline is Tuesday, September 18, 2012. NOMA’s mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members. Conference activities such as panels, workshops, and receptions will provide students with educational, networking and potential career opportunities. Please contact Yeri Caesar-Kaptoech ( ) with any additional questions.

The Starting Point Mentorship Program is Recruiting Transfer Student Mentors

The Starting Point Mentorship Program is currently recruiting transfer student mentors who can offer some of their time every week to prospective UC Berkeley transfer students. Mentors can be an invaluable source of guidance and support to community college transfer students navigating the UC Berkeley application process. By recruiting student mentors from all corners of our campus, we will help to ensure that our mentees receive the very best help available while cultivating meaningful, valuable peer relationships that will continue to serve them well should they enroll at Cal. I strongly believe that having a mentor with the same or similar major will significantly improve the experience of SPMP’s mentees, and most importantly, will impact in a positive way our mentees’ perspective of what it is to be a Berkeley student. Participating is easy: students can enroll through Ethnic Studies or Social Welfare to complete one to two units of fieldwork on a Pass/Not Pass basis. The sect

Global Poverty & Practice Minor Info Sessions

You are invited to attend a Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session! The Global Poverty & Practice Minor is the largest Minor on the UC Berkeley campus, providing students with the knowledge and real-world experience to become dynamic participants in the fight against poverty. The Minor is organized around five courses and a Practice Experience , through which students are given the opportunity to connect the theories and practice of global poverty alleviation.  The Practice Experience may be completed in the U.S. or abroad and financial support is available for students. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to undertake the Minor and investigate the ways in which the requirements supplement their major field of study. We encourage you to learn more about the Minor by visiting our website

Apply for a Scholarship to attend the 2012 AASHE Conference and/or Serve on the 2012-2013 TGIF Committee

Apply for one of 10 scholarships available to attend the 2012 AASHE Conference ! TGIF will pay for 10 student registrations. Applications are due by Friday September 14th at 5pm. Undergraduates: Apply to serve on the 2012-2013 TGIF Committee as the Student-At-Large Rep. Applications are due by 5pm on September 12th.   Due Tomorrow! Undergraduates: Apply to serve on the 2012-2013 TGIF Committee as the Student-At-Large Rep. Applications are due by Wednesday September 12th at 5pm. Due Friday! Apply for one of 10 scholarships available to attend the 2012 AASHE Conference ! TGIF will pay for 10 student registrations. Applications are due by Friday September 14th at 5pm.

AIA San Francisco's Architecture at Zero Design Competition - Announcement and Information

Hello Friends of the Academic Community, I am reaching out to you again regarding the upcoming competition Architecture at Zero 2012, presented by AIA San Francisco and PG&E, partnership with University of California, Merced. Below are the details of the competition and further information can be found at . We hope that you will pass along this email to interested students and colleagues as classes are now in session for Fall semester/quarters 2012. I would be more than happy to send some call for entry postcards for your school to have them on hand for any interested students; please let me know if this is of interest. Below are the details for the competition. We hope that your students will be as excited as we are! What: Entrants will submit a detailed design for a Zero Net Energy campus building as well as a thoughtful schematic energy strategy for a group of zero net energy campus buildings. Details on submission requirements and project criter

Goldman School of Public Policy Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institute

The Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley is now accepting applications for the summer 2013 Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute! The application deadline is * November 1, 2012 *.  For the application materials and to apply, visit: . The PPIA Program is open to college juniors from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing graduate studies and ultimately careers in public policy, international affairs and law.  The program is an intensive seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging leaders in public service.  For more information regarding the PPIA Program at UC Berkeley, please visit: http:/

The Big Queer Event - Announcement and Information

The Big Queer Event Friday September 14, 2012 Doors Open: 5:30pm (see attached flyer for details) Pauley Ballroom, MLK Building

Teach for America - Information, Application, Deadlines

All kids deserve the chance to reach their full potential—but today, only eight percent of students growing up in poverty graduate from college by age 24, compared with 80 percent of students in more affluent areas. This limits life options, affects families and communities, and has significant social and economic implications for our country. Teach For America is a part of building the national movement to change this. We know it’s possible to give all kids a great education and the opportunities that come with it. By teaching for two years in Teach For America’s corps, you will join thousands of leaders helping students in low-income communities make the academic progress that will expand their opportunities for the future. You’ll develop the leadership skills, insights, and commitment that will drive you to be a lifelong advocate for kids. And you’ll build relationships with fellow co