Showing posts from December, 2012

Sustainable Community Development Project in Nicaragua

Join Us to Nicaragua to Implement Sustainable Community Development Projects NICARAGUA INFO SESSION Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7pm – 265 McCone Hall We need your help to stop hunger and unsustainable agricultural practices in the impoverished community of Chacraseca, Nicaragua. Join other UC Berkeley students this spring break to provide a sustainable food supply and community education that will empower the local community to meet its own agricultural and development needs. You will get hands on experience in the field, working directly with community members to develop strategies to address reforestation and sustainable agriculture. The project is also coordinated by a local Agroecologist trained in biointensive farming methods and sustainable community development. Stop by our info session to find out how you can be involved in this amazing program and how to get sponsored to support your travel costs. (Speaking Spanish is not mandatory - translators are provided). Please check

Study Abroad Newsletter - Financial Aid Advising, Workshops, etc.

Financial Aid Advising in BSA Thanks to a special partnership between Berkeley Study Abroad and the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, financial aid counselors are now advising in the BSA office in 160 Stephens Hall. If you have questions about financial aid for study abroad, visit us for  drop-in advising  or email .  Photo Contest Winners Announced Berkeley Study Abroad has announced the winners of the 2012  Study Abroad Photo Contest . Winners were selected in the following categories "Landscapes," "People & Culture," and "Bears Abroad." To view the winning submissions, visit our photos page .  January EAP Application Deadline Berkeley Study Abroad is accepting applications for the  UC Education Abroad Program . Submit your application  by  Tuesday, January 3  for select summer and fall 2013 program options. 2013 Berkeley Abroad Programs Announced Study or intern abroad nex

Other Voices Now Accepting Enrollment

Dear Colleagues, I am happy to announce that Other Voices, our 2 unit course co-sponsored by the English Department and the Student Learning Center, is accepting enrollments. Other Voices is an exciting course that introduces students to the literary studies currently being undertaken by Berkeley faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and community artists interested in issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and the formations of diverse, innovative, and emerging literary cultures. The central aims of the course are to raise student awareness of the role literature has played in shaping the historical debates about multiculturalism and rethink the ways we conceptualize identities in the United States. The course also affirms student experiences, promotes student dialogue and activism, and presents a forum for discussing interactions between diverse subjects, communities, and institutions. Guest lecturers will come to speak at our Monday 12-1 lectures in The Multicultural Communi

FLAS Fellowship Program - Info Workshop and Applications

There will be an informational workshop for Graduate Student Advisors and Undergraduate Student Advisors discussing the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program and upcoming competitions for academic year and summer awards. Vice-chairs from the various National Resource Centers on the Berkeley campus will be in attendance.  Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11 am to noon 331 Sproul Hall **Please RSVP to Gina Farales Blanco (2-7739 or ). Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies. These fellowships are funded with grants from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of stud

Join the Cal AIDS/Lifecycle Team

Join Cal's AIDS/LifeCycle Team and make a difference! Are you looking for an adventure? A way to connect to others at Cal? An opportunity to make a difference for those living with HIV or AIDS? How about riding a bike 545 miles down the California Coast and doing something great for the community? Join us for an AIDS/Lifecycle Ride (ALC) Cal Team informational meeting! This meeting is for anyone interested in riding, roadie-ing or even just volunteering for a few hours at local events. If you have ever been interested in participating in the AIDS/Lifecycle Ride this meeting is for you - we'll give you the low-down on how you can get involved. What: 2012-2013 AIDS/Lifecycle Cal Team Informational Meeting When: Thursday, December 6, 5:00 pm Where: RSF (Rec Sports) 3rd Floor Conference Room (look for signs in the RSF Lobby) Why: To learn more about how to get involved and what to expect. Please RSVP for the meeting and/or send any questions via our Google Doc:

Lost & Found: Canvas Bag with Belongings

Students, A canvas bag with a few items was found at the Undergrad Advising waiting area. Contact the frontdesk if the bag is yours, and be prepared to describe what's in it!

SLC Writing Program's Other Voices course now accepting Spring enrollments

• Are you interested in taking a great two-unit Spring 2013 course? • Are you interested in hearing ten dynamic and entertaining speakers talk about how they wrote or did research on multicultural literature? • Are you curious about what goes into becoming an author and scholar? • Want a slow introduction into writing about literature where you can practice and get feedback from other students? We are happy to announce that the SLC Writing Program's Other Voices course is has now begun accepting Spring 2013 enrollments. Other Voices is an exciting course sponsored by the Student Learning Center and the English Department. It introduces students to the literary studies currently being undertaken by Berkeley faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and community artists interested in issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and the formations of diverse, innovative, and emerging literary cultures. In the past 20 years, students from all backgrounds have taken the course an

Strategies 4 Success - Make the most of RRR Week - Today from 4-6!

Greetings, Strategies 4 Success in the Student Learning Center will be hosting our annual "Making the Most of RRR Week" for undergraduates in need of tips, tools, and techniques on how to use RRR week wisely. This event will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, from 4-6pm in the Cesar Chavez Atrium. There will be free food and plenty of sage advice from our experienced peer mentors. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want tips on how to prepare effectively for final exams and projects? Anxious about finals? Meet with SLC Strategies 4 Success Mentors to learn how to: . Prepare for different kinds of exams . Organize your study time . Maintain health and motivation Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Time: 4-6pm Location: Chavez Student Center Atrium (next to SLC Strategies Drop-In Space) There will be free food! RSVP here: Walk-ins also welcome! Please contact contact Gonz

Assistant Program Coordinator for MCC - Information and Application

Job Title: Assistant Program Coordinator Job ID: #14910 Location: Multicultural Community Center, UC Berkeley Main Campus Time: Part time (75%) Apply at: First Application Review Date: Nov. 30, 2012 This is a career position with a funding end date of June 30, 2015. Continuity of position is dependent on continuity of funding. Departmental Overview The Multicultural, Sexuality, and Gender Centers (MSGC) provide complex and multi-format programs and services to priority student populations to foster a welcoming, respectful, and safe campus climate for all students; promote the academic success, graduation, and transition to graduate programs and careers; and promote engagement in multicultural practices that enrich the Berkeley environment. These services have a critical impact on the campus’ ability to fulfill its mission of equity, access, and inclusion to California’s diverse student population. The MSGC cluster serves B

Announcing Big Ideas Courses

Announcing the Big Ideas Courses! Big Ideas Courses are taught by interdisciplinary teams of our best teachers. They approach a topic from more than one disciplinary perspective, and they invite students from all disciplinary backgrounds to participate. You can see details about all five spring 2013 Big Ideas Courses at . Brief details below. (Note: some have not yet been assigned L&S breadth, but it may be worthwhile grabbing a seat while they are still available.) L&S 22: Sense and Sensibility and Science Nobelist Saul Perlmutter (Physics), John Campbell (Philosophy) and Rob MacCoun (Public Policy, Law) Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00-2:00, CCN: 51863 - 3 units The approaches to problem-solving developed by scientists have proven to be quite effective, and yet we as individuals, groups, and larger societies do not often seem to be able to take advantage even of rational approaches to problems--let alone the "hyper-r

Apply to 2013 Shinnyo-en Peacebuilding Leadership Program

Shinnyo-en Peacebuilding Leadership Program Are you currently engaged in service and/or working for social justice? Are you ready to deepen the impact of your work for change? Join the new campus-wide “Shinnyo-en Peacebuilding Leadership Program” for any undergraduate or graduate who is committed to making a difference in the world and meet your peers, develop your leadership skills and be eligible for grants up to $5000 to actualize your community-based projects. Website:  Shinnyo-en Peacebuilding Leadership Program Apply Online: Register to receive CCN What students have said about Shinnyo-en Peacebuilding Leadership Program: “We are only in week 6 and I feel like my development as a person and as a leader has become more rapid. This experience has been essential in my life. I have learned about relationship – that yes, relationships occur human to human but also human to environment, human to object, human to animal, human to condition, and human to coping.

Gender Equity Resource Center - Newsletter

Here is this week's Gender Equity Resource Center Newsletter. Feel free to subscribe to this newsletter and receive frequent updates!  

Young People For Leadership Development Fellowship - Info and Application

Young People For (YP4) Leadership Development Fellowship Deadline: Feb. 7, 2013 Young People For (YP4) is a strategic, long-term leadership development program that identifies, engages and empowers the newest generation of progressive leaders. Our one-year fellowship equips diverse college students with the skills and resources necessary to create change that lasts on their campuses and in their communities. YP4 Fellows receive access to: Trainings from national and regional progressive movement leaders One-on-one mentoring from YP4 staff, alumni and partner leaders in the progressive movement Assistance and support in implementing a sustainable, community-driven action plan Apply for the Fellowship today or nominate another progressive leader on campus! Applications are due no later than February 7, 2013. Contact William Dennis at or by phone at 202.467.2341 if you have any questions about the Fellowship.