Showing posts from March, 2013

IIS Undergraduate Travel Grant Opportunity

Dear College of Environmental Design, The Institute of International Studies (IIS) is pleased to announce a new undergraduate travel grant opportunity, the IIS Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant. Please assist IIS in publicizing this fantastic opportunity to the undergraduate students in your department. Thank you! Institute of International Studies Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant supports undergraduate students who plan on traveling to a conference to present a research project, paper, or poster on any topic related to international affairs. Students from all departments are eligible and IIS encourages applications from a wide range of disciplines. The travel grant provides opportunities for individuals to gain valuable educational experience beyond the classroom and recognizes that many UC Berkeley undergraduate students engage in research projects that may require travel to nati

Apply by 4/8 for UCEAP Spring 2014

Apply by April 8 Don't miss your chance to study abroad next spring! We are currently accepting applications for spring 2014 options on the UC Education Abroad Program . The application deadline is Monday, April 8 for select options. Apply now UC credit and financial aid apply, and $1 million in UCEAP scholarships is available.

The GREEN Program: Iceland Launch and Costa Rica Dates Released

The GREEN Program enhances your understanding of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability industries by taking you outside of the classroom and into the field. By gaining exclusive access to different Renewable Energy facilities in Costa Rica and Iceland, you will receive the hands-on experience you need to accelerate your career. The GREEN Program provides a perfect balance of interactive online modules, engaging group discussions, and exclusive facility visits to inform, engage, and inspire students of all majors. The GREEN Program is a short-term experience which combines education, adventure, service learning and cultural immersion that creates a lasting impact and helps you gain global perspective to advance your career.  This year GREEN is launching a new program in Iceland, which was recently recognized as the "greenest" country in the World. This program is offered in partnership with Reykjavik University, which provides transferable academic credit upon completion of

Cal Energy Corps Placements for Summer 2013

 Cal Energy Corps was created to give our best and brightest UC Berkeley undergraduates the opportunity to pursue challenging, hands on projects in energy and climate research around the world. This summer, an exciting array of university, industry, government, and non-profit internship opportunities are available in Brazil, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, and in the Bay Area as well. We will be adding additional opportunities in the coming days. The program provides a $600 weekly stipend for all interns as well as funding to cover transportation and housing costs. All placements are full-time. For more information and application forms, please visit . The application deadline is Sunday, March 24, 2013.

San Fancisco Bay Area AEP Scholarship

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter AEP would like you to remind the students at your university of the opportunity to apply for our scholarship. Each year the AEP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter offers a scholarship to students who are planning to engage in a career in the environmental field. Undergraduate and graduate students attending any accredited four-year college or university located within the counties served by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter are eligible. The application deadline is Friday, April 26, 2013. For more information about our chapter and our Student Scholarship program please see the attached document or visit AEP’s website at .

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program - Info Sessions and Announcement

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program Application deadline: April 3, 2013, 11:59pm The Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks outstanding student leaders who are engaged in off-campus service activities. In 2013-14, we will select up to 20 undergraduates to participate in the program and to receive need-based scholarships in the range of $2,500 to $5,000. Information Sessions: · March 13, 12-1pm, TRPC Cesar Chavez · March 20, 5-6pm 102 Sproul Through a generous gift from the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, this program will provide need-based scholarships making it possible for students to serve 12 to 15 hours a week in off-campus social action activities. Students who are selected will participate in a yearlong leadership development program through the Cal Corps Public Service Center. Criteria for selection includes: Must be eligible for financial aid A compelling case for why a scholarship would facilitate your ability to be a public service leader Proposal must be a

Summer China Studio - Sign Up by Friday 3/15

The Berkeley summer studio course and drawing seminar that will travel to Yunnan China June 21 to July 18 will close registration this Friday, March 15. There are still spaces available. The course is available to graduate and undergraduate students at Berkeley and other institutions. This is an elective studio with an accompanying drawing seminar focused on design work for a small city in western China, in the still unspoiled but rapidly developing province of Yunnan. This will be a small group with a great deal of opportunity for individual design discussion and interaction with experienced architects. We will be working on both urban and building scale design, studying traditional architecture and urban patterns, and learning about drawing and design processes outside the traditional studio. For more information please visit this internet site:

2013 Mexico City Program - Call for Applicants

Dear Students, I hope you are all well and having an enjoyable semester. This is a reminder that this coming March 15th is the deadline to apply to my 2013 Mexico City Program. At this point I only have 8 students who have applied. I need 10 more, otherwise there will not be a Mexico City Program this summer. Also, this year, in addition to financial aid to cover tuition, everyone automatically gets a free $1,500 scholarship pay the program costs (accommodations, field trips, etc) . So basically, students will only have to pay for their roundtrip airfare. Feel free to email me if you have any questions ( ). Peace, Profe Munoz Jr.

CASA - Perkins + Will Firm Tour Friday 3/15

CASA will be hosting their second firm tour of the semester this Friday! We will be visiting Perkins + Will in San Francisco which ranks among the world’s top design firms and is the recipient of hundreds of awards. Space is limited and anyone is welcome to join. If interested rsvp by emailing CASA at . We will meet this Friday at 3pm at the Downtown Berkeley Bart station.  

SF CSI Foundation Scholarships Announcement

2013 Scholarship Opportunities: The San Francisco Construction Specifications Institute Foundation, Inc. proudly offers scholarships to sophomore or above college students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and enrolled in a school of architecture, design, engineering, or construction in California. Eligible students must have declared a major of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture or a construction industry profession. Scholarships for eligible applicants may be awarded in increments of $1,000.00, $1,500.00 or $2,000.00 at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on funds available.  For Scholarship Information and Application, please email Matt Crawford at .

USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate - Scholarship Opportunity with Gap Inc., in SF

I am the program manager for the Ross Program now and I’m seeking an applicant for the Summer 2013 Session to be the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship and a paid 10-week internship at the Gap Inc. headquarters in San Francisco. Do you have a colleague or friend who is interested in taking the course. They would have to take the course at the USC Campus, but the 10-week internship would be in their area. Below is the information. SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY The ICSC Foundation and Gap Inc. are providing a $5000 scholarship to one applicant admitted to the Summer 2013 Session of the USC Ross Program who is interested in working in the field of retail real estate sector, and who furthers the interests of underrepresented groups in the real estate industry. In addition, the recipient of the award will be required to participate as a paid intern in the Gap Inc. Corporate Offices in San Francisco, CA starting July 1, 2013 for 10 weeks. During this time, the intern will rotate through three funct

Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Students of Color - Application to Attend

Fowarded Message: I am pleased to announce that USC has partnered with ACSP to host the first summer pre-doctoral workshop for students of color. This effort is designed to enhance the diversity of students who are pursuing Ph.D. degrees in planning. The workshop is planning focused, and our goal is to attract and recruit the most talented students from groups that have been under-represented on planning faculties. Flyer and application are available at this web page: The faculty for this workshop is a star-studded group, including Ed Blakely, Catherine Ross, Manuel Pastor, Raphael Bostic, Dan Rodriguez, Lisa Schweitzer, and Lois Takahashi -- to name just a few. The full faculty list is available on the web page for the workshop. Our primary audience for this workhshop is masters students who have the aptitude and desire to pursue a Ph.D. Please pass along this flyer and the application form to your best masters student

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest - Apps due Friday 3/15

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest June 23, 2013 – August 16, 2013 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 mountain meadows is enjoyed by residents. The overall goal of the Summer Field Program is to provide an introduction to the scientific and professional dimensions of forest and wildland resource management. Students participating in the program learn about ecology, forest, range and wildlife management, measurements, forest operations and products. At

WindAid - Wind Turbine Installation in Peru, Call for Volunteers

Hello, my name is Nick Warren, and I am contacting you from WindAid , a social entrepreneurship based in Trujillo, Peru that designs, builds, and supplies wind turbines to rural communities. I'm excited to be contacting you today to announce our plans to install a wind turbine at the highest altitude in the world! However, this can only happen with the enthusiasm and involvement of volunteers ! I was writing in the hopes that you would be able to forward along this email to any colleagues and students in your circle, as I believe it is a fantastic opportunity for all interested. The construction and installation of these turbines will be undertaken by the volunteer group that we are opening up from the 25th of May thru the 23rd of June. Every volunteer will be integrally involved, and because of the magnitude and importance of this installation spaces are extraordinarily limited. The installation will be at high altitude (above 4000 meters) in the gorgeous Andes mountains of Peru.

Empowering Women of Color Conference this Saturday 3/16

Hi everyone, The Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) is this coming Saturday, the 16th. One of the Graduate Assembly's longest running traditions, EWOCC continues to be one of the few forums devoted specifically to issues facing women of color. This year's EWOCC is titled "Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow" and honors a multiplicity of women's experiences around labor. Our keynote speaker will be Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Worker's Alliance, who has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. EWOCC is for everyone. Please come! Berkeley students get in free. Please forward to your departments, your listserves, and everyone you know. More information can be found at the website: . Send questions about this year's EWOCC to our coordinator for the event, Jocelyn Meza, who can be reached at .

UC Davis Summer Abroad 2013 - Opportunities

Dear students, As you are making plans for summer, consider studying abroad withUC Davis Summer Abroad led by UCD Faculty. 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 and campuses. Enrollment will be open until April 5th. You still have plenty of time to enroll! Browse 2013 Summer Abroad programs at: and start your application here: We’ve highlighted a few of the Summer Abroad programs that may interest you below: IRELAND – What’s in Your Water? Watch the slideshow made by last year’s students(in the “Program Overview” section of the page ): Galway, Ireland June 29 – July 27 Civil and Environmental Engineering 148A & 198 Study the basic concepts of water quality measurements, processes and r

CED Career Fair - TOMORROW 3/14

CED Career Fair Thursday, March 14, 12:00-4:00pm International House, Chevron Auditorium The Career Center is pleased to present this career fair with the College of Environmental Design (CED) and Alpha Rho Chi. Open to all UC Berkeley students and current members of the Career Center's Alumni Advantage program. Bring your UC Berkeley SID (photo ID for alumni) and copies of your resume and/or portfolio! Participating employers have job or internship opportunities for undergrads and grad students in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, City and Regional Planning, Urban Design, and Urban Studies. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with representatives from organizations such as Community Design + Architecture, ELS Architecture and Urban Design, Perkins+Will, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), ...and more!! Make a great first impression by preparing in advance! 1. See which companies are coming before the fair. Log into Callisto at https://berkeley-cs

Call for Participation: Share Your Internship Experience

Participation Request: Have you had a successful internship? Would you like to share that experience with others? If so, WE NEED YOU to share your experience with your peers at the Successful Internship panel event on Tuesday, March 12th from 5:00-6:30pm pm at Wurster. This panel will include employers and successful interns and allow an opportunity for both to share insights and experiences. We are looking for students who have interned in a variety of fields within Environmental Design who can offer helpful tips on the recruiting or interviewing process and what they learned during their time with their organization. If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please send a brief description of your internship to Maria Dawson at by Friday, March 8th.

CED Admissions Ambassador Internship Application Now Available

Applications are now available for the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 CED Admissions Ambassador Internship cohort. Share your experience, passion, and expertise of being a student in the CED! Reach out to prospective high school and community college students. Network with CED students, faculty, staff, and campus-wide outreach groups. Gain valuable professional, communication, and community building skills. Due: Friday, April 19th by noon at 250 Wurster or via email at Applications can be found at 250 Wurster Hall, Undergraduate Advising, at the Ambassador bulletin board outside of the Advising Office, or by sending an email request to Questions? Contact

Green Fund Grants and Sustainability Award Nominations Now Open

2013 Green Fund Grants and Sustainability Award Nominations now open! CACS Green Fund Grants Apply for a grant for up to $2,000 for a campus sustainability project. The annual Chancellor's Green Fund Grant program enables members of the UC Berkeley campus community to undertake projects that will create a greener, more environmentallysustainable campus -- while saving resources and money in the process. CACS is currently focused on improving sustainability in the areas of green labs, waste reduction and diversion, water conservation, and greening purchasing practices. Grants that address these focus areas are of particular interest to CACS. For more information and to apply go to: The grant cycle for Spring 2013 is now open. Grant applications are due Wednesday, March 13th by 5pm.

Bonner Leader Program Info Session March 6

Passionate about Social Justice? Apply to be a Bonner Leader, where you will have the opportunity to work for social justice and gain valuable leadership skills! Bonner leaders in the past have served in a spectrum of fields, working to end homelessness in the Bay Area, helping to end inequities in Berkeley public schools, helping achieve housing justice and immigrant rights for low-income Bay Area residents and assisting low income communities with tax preparation. Bonner Leaders earn a $1175 AmeriCorps Education Award at completion of service! If you’d like to learn more about the program come to one of the following info sessions: Date: March 6th Time: 5-6pm Location: 102 Sproul Visit for details and to apply!

Compost Alliance Now Hiring - Four Job Openings!

My name is Evelyn Hammid, and I am Coordinator of the Compost Alliance, a student group formed in Fall 2010 to implement a campus-wide compost collection system. We are currently hiring one new Program Coordinator and three new Staff 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-- Compost Alliance is now hiring students to help achieve Zero Waste by 2020 at UC Berkeley! Interested in waste reduction? Apply to be a Compost Alliance Program Coordinator or Staff Assistant and help implement a campus-wide composting program at Cal! Students may apply for both positions. Please see the attached job description for more information and contact with questions. This position is paid. Applications due Wednesday, March 13th at 5 PM The Staff Assistant will: Work with two other program coordinators to implement a campus‐wide co

Summer Abroad - Arch 101 in Spain Info Session

Summer Abroad - Arch 101 in Spain Info Session Still deciding if you want to apply? Come to one last information session and hear from the course instructor, Alex Salazar, about this amazing studio opportunity. Tuesday March 5th 5:00-6:00pm Wurster 305 Landscape Architecture Majors are welcome to apply: please come to this information session to speak to the professor about using your Ld Arch studio classes in place of the Arch100A/Arch100B prerequisites. The application is open, and spots are still available! Application Deadline: March 15 Admission is on a first come, first serve basis More information for Spain: There will also be an Arch 101 Studio in China: Financial Aid? For the Summer Abroad and Global Internships programs, there will be a scholarship in the amount of $1500 that we will automati

Greeters and Senders 2013 - Call for Volunteers

Calling all Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Parents!!!! How would you like an opportunity to meet and greet with newly admitted Cal Bears while earning Cal 1 Credit? We're looking for volunteers to either greet and escort newly admitted students at either the Oakland Airport or the Emeryville Amtrak station during Senior weekend and Cal Day. Volunteers like you have the opportunity to escort prospective students to and from campus and the airport during Senior Weekend and Cal Day (April 18 - 21). It's a great way to build relationships with potential as well as current students and/or staff, while helping out a great cause and putting a little Cal 1 Money in your pocket. Want more information? Interested and want to sign up? Please contact Camille Harvey at for more information. Thanks in advance for your support of Greeters and Senders and Senior Weekend. Go Bears, Camille Harvey Coordinator Greeters and Senders 2013

Last Undergrad Research Deadlines for Summer

Dear Undergraduates, Still looking for research opportunities this summer? Come to the last SURF L&S and SURF Rose Hills Info Session before the program application deadline on March 11th! In this newsletter, you will also find calls for abstracts for undergraduate research conferences/symposia, and program deadlines through the end of March. I. SURF/L&S and SURF/Rose Hills Info Session March 4, 2013, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Durant Hall, room 9 Performer: Leah Carroll, Office of Undergraduate Research View event details:  II. Undergraduate Conferences/Symposia: (Un)certain Boundaries: Visualizing the intersections of science & society, Spring 2013 Science, Technology, and Society Undergraduate Symposium Proposal - Abstract Deadline coming up next Tuesday, March 5th!! We are excited to announce the upcoming date for the 2013 Intercampus Undergraduate Symposium, which is organiz

Sixth Annual Student Affairs Day

Interested in a career in student affairs? On behalf of Steve Sutton and the Office of Student Development, the 2012-13 Dean of Students Liaisons and the Office of the Dean of Students, I’d like to invite you to the 6th Annual Student Affairs Day. The event will take place April 11th from 5 – 7 pm in the Unit I All Purpose Room. PROGRAM OUTLINE 5 – 5:20 Participants arrive, eat, mingle 5:20 – 5:25 Introduction of Speaker 5:25 – 5:40 Keynote Speaker: David Surratt, Associate Dean of Students 5:40 – 5:55 A Brief Overview of the Profession 6 – 6:25 Department Break Out Session 6:25 – 6:50 Panel Presentation/Q&A: Panelists – Sunshine Workman, two more TBD 6:50 – 7 DoS Liaisons close w/statements about the field and recruit Liaisons for 2013-14

LGBT Task Force Summer Fellowship - Info and Application

Academy for Leadership and Action Summer Fellowship What is the Academy for Leadership and Action? The Task Force's Academy prepares leaders to fill the staff, board, and volunteer roles critical to the success of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement. Through community and political organizing, we strive to win immediate policy gains, develop leadership and long-term organizational capacity and build stronger alliances between secular and religious communities. The Task Force is committed to building a social justice movement where everyone can be their full selves. We work with individuals and communities that reflect the full spectrum of LGBT people and their allies. We bring a racial and economic justice analysis to all of our movement building work and makes explicit the connections to struggles against systematic oppression. The Academy for Leadership and Action’s ultimate goal is to build movements, leaders and organizations that transform society.

Sixth Annual Queer and Asian Conference - Info, Announcement, and Opportunites

Hello Beautiful Community! Registration for the 2013 Queer and Asian Conference (QACON13) is now open!  ****** This conference is FREE and open to ALL to attend. ******* What: QACON 2013 “Navigating Spaces, Living Intentionally” When: Friday May 3rd, 2013 - Sunday May 5th, 2013 Where: University of California, Berkeley Who: Anyone Interested in Attending Cost: Free  ****** REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE: ******* From its beginning, the annual Queer and Asian Conference has represented the establishment of a space for the intersectionality of Queer and Asian identities. This year’s theme, “Navigating Spaces, Living Intentionally,” emphasizes an effort to recognize our privileges and to honor the goals and values we hold as community members and activists in our personal and everyday lives. It also highlights the need for our community to embrace its inherent diversity and to include all those who wish to be a part of the learning space that is Q&A. Each of our voices

CALPIRG Recruitment Announcement

Hello,  As a graduating senior, you are no doubt trying to decide what you will do next year, or even for the next 5 years. Consider a job with CALPIRG.  My parents met at Cal in 1968, and took part in many of the movements of the day, fighting for free speech and equal rights. When I got to college, I knew I wanted to make a difference like that, but I was frustrated that so many people were just talking about the problems of our generation, instead of actually doing something about them. I decided I had to work with an organization with a track record of results, so I joined CALPIRG. I started as an intern on campus, and now, in my third year on staff after graduating, I can look back on victories like helping 8,000 Cal students register to vote, banning plastic bags in Berkeley, and protecting California’s clean air and global warming laws by defeating Proposition 23. In addition to having a tangible impact on the issues I care about, I’ve made are some of my cl