Showing posts from January, 2013

PEER Summer Research Internship for Undergrads in Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Mitigation Planning

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is pleased to offer unique opportunities for outstanding undergraduate students to participate in state-of-the-art research focused on the theme of Engineering Earthquake Resilient Communities. Recent earthquakes in the US and around the world have repeatedly shown that earthquake resilience is essential to building and sustaining urban communities. Earthquake resilience will play an increasingly important role in the professions associated with earthquake hazard mitigation, and the ten-week 2013 PEER Summer Internship Program will allow you to experience how many different engineering and social science disciplines interact to research the broad goal of earthquake resilient communities. During the summer of 2013, interns will be hosted at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and University of Washington to conduct research projects in the fields of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis, public policy, and city plann

APIQWTC Scholarship Application and Info

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS APIQWTC SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: February 12, 2013 AWARD OVERVIEW APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) is a non-profit consortium of more than fifteen organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area providing support and community for nearly 500 queer Asian and Pacific Islander individuals. The APIQWTC scholarship supports queer API women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education. The scholarship hopes to recognize those who are active in the community and encourage future leaders. APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $750 to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate degree. AWARD CRITERIA Current students in a certificate or degree-granting program as well as high school seniors and other future students pursuing further education or training in summer 2013 or fall 2

A History of Siva Worship in Tamil South India - Seats Available

Topics - A History of Śiva Worship in Tamil South India S,SEASN 120 105 Latimer TTh 330-5P Units: 4 CCN: 83242 Instructor: Wentworth, B T Śiva worship is central to understanding south India. From Śaivism's first textual records in the early centuries CE to its contemporary practice in temples and homes in Tamilnadu and throughout the world, the history of devotion to Śiva offers great treasures of cultural expression and human thought. This course surveys the contours of this rich tradition as it has developed in the Tamil country, exploring its religious commitments, philosophies, artistic displays, and rituals in city and village; its role in the political assertions of the great imperial dynasties of medieval Tamilnadu; its use as a means of cultural resistance; and its life in the Tamil diaspora. All texts will be available in translation, and no previous experience in Tamil or South Asian studies will be required. The Birth of Kumara by David Smith, New York University

Freshmen and Sophomores: CP39: Global Cities - Seats Available

There is still room for interested freshmen and sophomores in CP 39:  Global Cities. It meets MW from 9:00 – 10:30 in Dwinelle 127.

GenEq Open House - Today!

GenEq Open House THE Open House Event of the Semester! Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 4-6pm Gender Equity Resource Center (202 Chavez) Come check out what the Gender Equity Resource Center has to offer, (re)connect with community, eat some food, play some games, buy t-shirts and start your semester off at THE Open House event of the semester! Bring a friend! The Gender Equity Resource Center, fondly referred to as GenEq, is a UC Berkeley campus community center committed to fostering an inclusive Cal experience for all. GenEq is the campus location where students, faculty, staff and alumni connect for resources, services, education and leadership programs related to gender and sexuality. Questions? Contact Marisa at For disability-related accommodations see

Summer Student Internships at Univ of Tokyo and National Univ of Singapore

Dear Colleagues, The Univ. of Tokyo and National Univ. of Singapore are offering student internships for summer 2013. The internships are part of the Global Internship Program through the International Alliance of Research Universities (of which Berkeley is a member). Internship offerings include: The University of Tokyo (Applications open until Friday, 15 March 2013) 1. Internship with the International Core Research Center for NanoBio (C2CNB) National University of Singapore (Applications open until Saturday, 2 March 2013) 1. Research internship with the Department of Chemistry on Green Catalysis 2. Research internship with the Department of Chemistry on Understanding Outer Membrane Assembly in Gram-negative Bacteria 3. Research internship with the Department of Computer Science on Computer Vision and Machine Learning 4. Research internship with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on Tele-rehabilitation System for Stroke Rehabilitation 5. Internship with the NU

Low Cost Self-Defense starts this Saturday

Dear Colleagues, There are a few spots left in the CalRAD Self-defense for Women* in the residence halls that starts this Saturday – that has some spots open. CalRAD is 9-12 hrs: 2 Saturdays, Feb 2 & 9, 10-5pm in Foothill Assembly Room (2700 Hearst at Highland place above Gayley. Please wear loose clothing that folks can move around in and bring a pen, towel and food/drink I have attached the flyer. The fee for UCB folks is $10. The fee for non-UCB affiliated folks is $20. (cash only please) If you are interested, please fill out this googledoc (the info about the free spots is only for people in the residence halls; if you do not live in UCB residence halls, the fee is listed above. When signing-up, please just put "GenEq referral" in the field "Unit and Building" if you do not live in UCB Residence Halls). It is first come, first serve and we only have a limited amount of spots. * We welcome all persons who ever have, currently o

Student-to-Student Peer Counseling Info Sessions

Hi Everyone, Student-to-Student Peer Counseling is holding info sessions this week for students interested in being peer counselors. SSPC offers walk-in and phone-in services to other Berkeley students who want to talk about a range of difficulties, such as stress or depression. Being a peer counselor is a rewarding and educational experience, and SSPC is a very supportive and social community. You only need to attend one of the two info sessions below, where we will give you more information about the club and hold short interviews. No prior counseling experience is needed. We offer extensive training once accepted into our organization. Our normal weekly meetings will be Thursday 6-8pm and we will only be able to accept students who can make this time. Please don't hesitate to email with any questions or concerns. We hope to see you at one of the info sessions below: Tuesday 1/29 at 7-9pm in 107 GPB (Genetics and Plant Biology) Wednesday 1/30 at 7-9pm in 107 GPB (Genetics a

Open Critique DeCal Announcement

*Starting Feb. 4th* *Art 198, Open Critique (The Critical Forum, Visual Semiotics, and The Avant-Garde)* Art Dept., Spring 2013 *6-8PM, Mondays, Loc. Krober Hall 120* *2 unit course,*Sponsor: Katherine Sherwood, Facilitators: Jonathan Gomez, Yen-ting Wang (Ryo), CCN: (request over email) Contacts: , *Course Description:* In this class we will learn about and practice various approaches to critique, which enable student artists, designers, or any creative persons to better give constructive criticism, to understand and develop their own work, and to participate in critical discussion with interdisciplinary communities. In the course of weeks one and two foundational learning of critique will be introduced through lectures, readings, and discussions, and readings on distinct critique approaches, creating what we may call [The Critical Forum]. Student critiques will begin week three. Students will be assigned tw

BCDC GIS Internship Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO BAY CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 50 California Street • Suite 2600 • San Francisco, California 94111 • (415) 352-3600 • FAX: (415) 352-3606 • GIS Internship This is a volunteer and unpaid position. Candidates should be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week for at least three months. About Us. The award-winning San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is a small state agency located in San Francisco. BCDC is the nation’s first state coastal management agency and was established in 1965 to protect the San Francisco Bay and the Suisun Marsh. The Commission has regulatory and planning authority over development in the San Francisco Bay and along the Bay's nine-county shoreline. Our approximately 40-person staff takes pride in its work and is committed to a high level of professionalism. More information about BCDC is located on our website: About the Job. We are seeking a Geographic

Undergraduate Research Opportunities (with Deadlines Fast Approaching)

 I. RESEARCH PROGRAM DEADLINES THROUGH MAY 2013 1/28/2013 by 4PM UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (URAP) The URAP program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to work with faculty on the cutting-edge research projects for which UC-Berkeley is world-renowned. Projects for the Spring semester will be posted in early December; the application process opens on January 15. More information at:   1/28/2013 COLLEGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SPONSORED PROJECTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (SPUR)-- faculty initiated CNR students who have completed 30 semester units (sophomore standing) and meet the minimum GPA requirement for enrollment in an appropriate independent study or research course are eligible to apply for SPUR. Students can view all available faculty-initiated projects on the Students section of the SPUR website. All interested students are directed to visit faculty members during their office hours to discuss the research opportun

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest - Info and Links

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest June 23, 2013 – August 16, 2013 Provide experience with both the ecological and social aspects of wildland environments Introduce students to professional practice in the various resource management fields Introduce basic subject matter in ecology, measurement and inventory systems, and resource management Teach field skills Develop close student and student-faculty relationships Meadow Valley, CA In the beautiful mountains of the Plumas National Forest, the UC Summer Forestry Field Camp provides students a unique opportunity to study the biota, soils, and geology of the Feather River Country. Tall ponderosa and sugar pines tower over the area, with white fir, Douglas- fir, incense-cedar, and black oak intermixed in the dense forests. Several streams pass through the camp. Housing is provided in cabins and bunkhouses, with a central kitchen and dining facility with a large campfire area in front. Easy hiking to waterfalls, lakes, and

Diversity Career Fair - January 30 and 31

2013 Diversity Career Fair Wednesday, January 30 - Engineering, Science and Technical Opportunities Thursday, January 31 - Business, Nonprofit and Public Service Opportunities Time: 11am-4pm Place: Recreational Sports Facility, Field House Gym This is a new location for the Diversity Career Fair! Please use the Special Event Entrance to the RSF, located on the west side of the building closest to Edwards Stadium. Come join us for UC Berkeley's first and largest Spring Semester career fair for students seeking full time employment or internships! The Diversity Career Fair is open to all currently registered Berkeley students and Career Center Alumni Advantage members. Everyone is welcome and there are opportunities for all majors! Different employers attend each day, and following is a sample of companies you can meet with: Accenture, Citizen Schools, eBay, Evernote, FirstSteps for Kids, Fisher Investments, General Motors, IXL Learning, Justicecorps, Lam Research, Life Technolog

Seats Available in Freshman and Sophomore Seminars

Freshman and Sophomore Seminars with Seats Available as of January 16, 2013: Seminar descriptions are available online at  and via the links attached to the titles above. Seminars open to Freshmen: ·        Anthropology 24-1: The Imagined Past: Archaeology in Film (1 unit, P/NP) ·        Anthropology 24-2: Student Life at Cal: Documentary and Archaeological Perspectives (1 unit, P/NP) ·       Computer Science 39P: Photographing History in the Making (2 units, P/NP) ·        English 24-2: Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and The Prince and the Pauper (1 unit, P/NP) ·        Integrative Biology 24-4: Animal and Human Navigation: Which Way Is Home? (1 unit, LG) ·        Mathematics 24-1: Mathematical Lives (1 unit, P/NP) ·        Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology 24-1: Fiat Lux: Memories and Traditions, Hopes and Dreams of Cal (1 unit, P/NP) ·        Slavic Languages and Literatures 24-2: The Mystery and Fascination of th

Work Study Openings at the Center for Student Conduct

Two positions available at the Center for Student Conduct.  The work-study position is posted on the work-study website. The job number is 2491621528. Preferred Qualifications: The Student Assistant must be able to think critically, possesses excellent organizational skills, retain information easily, and work with limited supervision. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, who enjoys challenges, and looks for ways to make our workplace and our systems better. How to apply? Please email a cover letter and resume to . Start date is 1/28/2013. Work hours are 10-15 hours per week for $10 per hour.

Senior-Level Jobs Available at ResComp

Need a good job next year? ResComp and Student Affairs Information Technologies are currently recruiting students for the 2013-2014 academic year! We need qualified candidates to fill a variety of high-level positions, from marketing and customer service to programming and systems jobs. Gain valuable work experience and develop your professional skills in a fun, flexible environment. Our jobs provide: * excellent leadership/advancement opportunities * flexible hours to fit your class schedule * competitive pay - $14.00-$21.25 per hour * work-study - students eligible for work-study are encouraged to apply * connections - we have alumni at Google, Amazon, Yelp, Apple, and more Openings include: * Information Security * Desktop Management and Support * Marketing and Design * Administrative Support * Programmer * Systems Administration * RCC Supervisor * and more! For job descriptions, a full listing of open positions, and to apply,visit:

Carrer Counseling in Wurster begins 1/22

CED EXCLUSIVE! Career Counseling for grads and undergrads in all CED departments 220 Wurster Internships Job search strategies career exploration resume critique graduate schools career fairs networking ... and more! Drop-in appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 pm Pre-Scheduled appointments Thursdays 9-12 pm To schedule an appointment go to

AA/UIC Global Workshop Info

Dear University of California Berkeley Students, The Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London is offering a 2-week international design workshop for students interested in exploring more effective ways to make thought-provoking changes to our urban environment. The workshop, held in London at the AA from 21st June to 5th July 2013, will explore new modes of urban intervention for a hedonistic reactivation of a fatigued site in London's East End. There is a 20% “Early Bird” Discount if you enroll before March 1st, 2013. About the AA/UIC Global Workshop: Established in 2011, the AA/UIC Global Workshop is an international design workshop initiative between the AA and UIC Schools of Architecture. The workshop attracts pragmatic idealists wishing to explore alternative forms of practice under the instruction of professors from both the AA and UIC. Participants include students, recent graduates, and young professionals in the fields of architecture, urban desig

Global Health Corps Fellowship at MASS Design Group

 Each year MASS Design Group hosts Global Health Corps Fellows to join our design team in Kigali, Rwanda. This year we are bringing on board a couple Design Fellows and Research and Strategy Fellows. Candidates need to hold a undergraduate degree by the spring of 2013, and so sharing the news among soon-to-be graduates of the undergraduate program, and among graduate students would be ideal. I'm including a link to the posting here (the positions can be found by setting the organization as MASS Design Group) and the application deadline is February 3rd. I'd be happy to answer any questions if you have any. Many thanks-- Holly Holly Jacobson | Junior Associate | MASS Design Group | Boston | Kigali | Port-au-Prince | | +1.207.653.5213

Undergraduate Interns for urban Planning Project Needed

FWD:  I am working on a research project that includes archiving and documenting a large collection of materials related to the Bay Bridge. I am hoping to hire 1-2 interns in the spring. Would it be possible to send out an announcement to the CED undergrads? Is there an e-mail list I might be able to send to? This is the formal announcement: The Bay Bridge Collections project is looking for two undergraduate interns to help with several project tasks. One intern will focus on collecting, organizing, and documenting research materials. Another intern will be working on the social media aspect of the project - helping to research, write literature reviews, and conduct data analysis for this research project. Interns need to be organized, self-motiva

Public Interest Design Summer Course Series - Info

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture's Center for Sustainable Development is proud to offer the third installation of its award-winning Public Interest Design summer course series. The lexicon of Public Interest Design is becoming a robust set of tools to identify the ways in which architects and planners can help to create beautiful, sustainable, equitable communities, particularly for underserved populations who traditionally haven’t had the resources to acquire profe

UC Davis Education Abroad Center - Summer program enrollment now open

Dear Environmental Design students, As you plan your courses for the rest of the year, think about including a UC Davis Summer Abroad program in your schedule. Enrollment for 2013 is now open. Earn 8 upper division units in 4 weeks this summer All Summer Abroad programs provide eight units of UC credit in four weeks, are taught in English, and are open to students of all majors and class levels. Summer financial aid applies and credit transfers automatically (UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have specific credit requirements related to financial aid eligibility. All students should meet with their respective financial aid office for more information). Summer Abroad Interest Profile Create an online profile at to receive updates and other news for the programs that interest you. Want to learn more? Browse current programs at . Program-specific info sessions will be podcasted throughout the quar

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduate Programs - Info and Links

Happy New Year! I am writing to let you know of our graduate Architecture and Archectural Sciences offerings for 2013 - 2014 and to ask that you pass this information on to your students interested in professional and research based degree programs in Architecture. We are currently accepting summer and fall 2013 applications for our M.Arch I and II, MS, and PhD programs, both on our main campus and in New York City via our partnership with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). Degrees offered: M.Arch I M.Arch II Geo futures | M.Arch II Environmental Parametrics (SOM) M.S. in Architectural Sciences - Architectural Acoustics|Built Ecologies|Lighting PhD in Architectural Sciences - Architectural Acoustics|Built Ecologies|Lighting Research Centers: Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) If you have students who are considering grad school for 2014, please let them know that we have a Diversity in Graduate Studies Visit Program that provides individualized campus visits

City of Los Angeles Internship Opp

  The City of LA offer unpaid internships to work in their Urban Design Studio . For m ore information, go to: about.htm .

Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company - 2013 Summer Design Scholars App

Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company is accepting applications for its class of 2013 Summer Design Scholars. This is a juried selection, open to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and interior design. We hope you will distribute this link to your students, friends and school acquaintances. The submission deadline is midnight Monday, FEBRUARY 11. Selection will be made by March 1. If you are not the person who should receive this information, we would appreciate your assistance in getting it into the right hands. You can learn more about our program (and applicants can apply) at this link: This is the 11th year of the program, and our scholars have reported their experiences to be rewarding and life-changing. Scholars, including international students, have come from the Savannah College of Art + Design, McGill, Universidad de Monterrey, UPenn, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Tulane, Virginia Tech, UVA

Summer Business Boot Camp at UCB

Summer Business Boot Camp at UC Berkeley The Haas School of Business and the University of California, Berkeley invite your undergraduate students to apply to the BASE Summer Program (Business for Arts, Sciences and Engineering). BASE is a six-week business boot camp that enables non-business majors to take business courses while earning nine units of academic credit . Some former BASE students have gone on to earn MBA degrees, while others have accepted jobs in marketing, product development, and consulting with Google, McKinsey & Co., IBM, and others. The ideal participant of the BASE Program is an undergraduate student majoring in liberal arts, sciences or engineering. BASE is the ONLY premier business summer program where students can earn units . Application Process We encourage you to apply as soon as possible given the popularity of the Program in the past years. There is no application fee. To download the application or for more information please visit our website at

UCB Startup Competition (Bplan) - Entrant requirements and Info

The first deadline for the UC Berk e ley Startup Competition (Bplan) is just around the corner. Get your team finalized soon and submit your Executive Summary by Thursday, January 31st at 11:59pm PST! NEXT STEPS 1. Form your team. Visit the Bplan team formation web page at for more information. 2. Review the rules. Visit for the rules page. 3. Check out our Resources page at for lots of useful information about the executive summary, business model canvas, and more. 4. Apply by Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:59pm PST at ENTRANT REQUIREMENTS -At least one team member must be a current student, faculty, staff or an alumnus/a of either the University of California at Berkeley or the University of California at San Francisco. -There are no restrictions on team size or th