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Subjects Wanted for a Comfort Study

Who We are looking for students (age 18+) who would like to earn money participating in our comfort study.    Thermal comfort preferences. You will spend 2 hours at a time sitting at a desk and doing your own computer related work. We will periodically ask you questions about your thermal comfort. Payment $15 per hour (test and training). You are required to participate in all tests (4-8 hours total). When First part in November. Where Building Science Laboratory,              272 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley  Please contact Wilmer Pasut ( )

Our National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program is looking to hire tutors for spring 2014.

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6th Annual YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Young Women and Money Conference

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013 This conference will help you gain financial independence and success. “Before I had a lot of fear about my finances and just avoided it because it was so overwhelming and now I have the courage to start getting them under control.” – 2012 Participant “This conference has changed my relationship and attitude towards money! I’m excited to start!” – 2012 Participant “Keep the conferences coming because they really help and inspire!” – 2012 Participant

Green for All

UCB Career Symposium for International Students

 Friday, November 1, 2013 Anna Head Alumnae Hall   1pm International Student Success Stories: What It Takes to Succeed in Your Job Search 2:30pm Your Work Authorization Options and How to Handle the Topic with Employers 3:30pm Top 5: What Employers Want You to Know about the Job Search This event is open to Cal international students of all majors and all degree levels.    Register:  Log in to Callisto ( )  Locate the Events tab In the Workshops tab search for "Career Symposium for International Students" (you may attend 1 or all 3 sessions)  For more information, contact Sarah Bang, Career Counselor for International Students at . 

The Tech Museum of Innovation is seeking a Coordinator of School and Afterschool Partnerships

The incumbent will provide professional development and technical assistance to after school programs and plan systemic integration of STEM instruction to local under served schools and districts to develop a whole-school STEM model: Contact: Christina O'Guinn Director, School and Afterschool Partnerships The Tech Museum of Innovation c (408)795-6134

Lemelson-MIT Program expands Collegiate Prize to honor inventive students nationwide

2014 Hart Howerton Fellowship Program

The Fellowship is available to students who will be entering their final year of study in September 2014 The Fellowship includes: $4,000 Fellowship travel expenses during the 3-week travel period. Salary for the 8-week Fellowship/Internship within the office. $2,000 for housing assistance during the 8-week stay in San Francisco or New York. Round trip travel to SF or NY from the student’s school. Application Process/Fellowship Schedule: The application can be downloaded as a PDF on our website, . The submission of an accompanying portfolio will be in electronic form, uploaded to the Hart Howerton website. The application deadline is January 17th, 2014. . The list of Fellows will be announced on February 24th, 2014 Again, please feel free to contact me with further questions. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your students’ applications. Best regards, David P. Howerton * If you have any questions contact them directly

Butler Koshland Fellowships

   "We have two fellowships open in San Francisco and are looking for exceptional emerging public service leaders who have at least 3 years of related experience." One fellowship is in Violence Prevention Policy - the fellow will be mentored by Esta Soler, Founder and President of Futures Without Violence. The other in Global "Green" Family Planning and the fellow will be mentored by Dr. Joseph Speidel at UCSF's Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Both are year-long opportunities in San Francisco that pay $48,000

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

    "The Institute for the Study of Societal Issues presents: Metrics of the Global Sovereign: Numbers and Stories in Global Health Wednesday, November 6 4:00-5:30 pm Alumnae Hall, Anna Head A Bldg UC Berkeley 2537 Haste Street (just around the corner from ISSI)

Sustainable Design Major Courses

Check out which classes for the minor are currently on the Spring 14 schedule Don't forget - you will need to check for any prerequisites or course restrictions. List 1: CED Courses · ARCH 140 (4) Energy and Environment (Sp) · ARCH 169 (1-4) Special Topics in Construction Materials (Fa, Sp, Su)** · ARCH 245 (3) Daylighting (Fa, Sp) · ARCH 249 (1-4) Special Topics in the Physical Environment in Buildings (Fa, Sp) · CY PLAN 114 (3) Introduction to Urban and Regional Transportation Planning (Sp) · CY PLAN 119 (3) Planning for Sustainability · CY PLAN 254 (3) Sustainable Communities · LD ARCH 130 (3) Sustainable Landscapes and Cities (Fa, Sp, Su) ** Special Topics courses will be evaluated each semester by student request. Please ask the relevant staff adviser if a course has been reviewed and/or approved. List 2: Non-CED Courses · ANTHRO 137 (4) Energy, Culture and Social Organization (S

CED New Major

Dear Students, The College of Environmental Design is excited to announce a new major Sustainable Environmental Design  Come to one of the following sessions to enjoy some pizza, hear about this exciting new major, the career opportunities, and the change of college/major process: Thursday October 31 - 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at 106 Wurster Hall  

SMART Program Summer 2014

Informational meetings for graduate mentor applicants will be held on two dates this semester: October 24, 3:00-4:30, 110-T Sproul Hall, and November 13, 11:00-12:00, 102 Moffitt Library.  All departments and schools are invited to apply for the SMART (Student Mentoring and Research Teams) Program for summer 2014. The Graduate Division’s innovative SMART Program enables doctoral students to provide mentored research opportunities to undergraduate students. It is designed to broaden the professional development of doctoral students and to foster research skills and forge paths to advanced studies for undergraduates at UC Berkeley. The 2014 SMART Program will run from May 30 to August 8. Each graduate mentor, working under the guidance of a faculty adviser, will receive a summer stipend of $5,000. Each undergraduate mentee will receive funding of $3,500 for 200 hours of work as a student assistant. Each project will receive up to $1,500 for research expenses. Doctoral students selecte

Kalu Yale Internship and Study Abroad

Kalu Yala Internships is an 11-week skill-share and development trial-and-error laboratory for students in a variety of fields based in the Republic of Panama in Central America. Since Summer 2010, we've had interns from 16 countries, 44 states, and 130 colleges. Kalu Yala ( ) is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. Program stake place in 3 venues: creating the town's foundation in Kalu Yala; creating relationships in the neighboring town of San Miguel; and working on business logistics in Panama City. Programs include: · Agriculture and Animal Science based in Kalu Yala · Biology based in Kalu Yala Some recent projects include: - Designing, planting and taking care of 2-acre permaculture farm with the aid of permaculture expert Stephen Brooks. See the video here . ( ) - Teaching English, art classes and after school sports

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Remind me Tell a friend Add to my Google calendar (bCal) Download to my calendar Workshop: grant proposal writing | October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall Speaker: Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Program Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Research Sponsors: Office of Undergraduate Research , Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! In 90 minutes, you will get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget

SiliconSage Builders, located in Santa Clara CA

Architectural Job Captain – Duties, Roles and Responsibilities: Job Overview: The Architectural Job Captain will work closely with internal and extended project team to create design and construction documents. ROLE: · Ensure proper steps and procedures are taken and that work is completed as planned, budgeted, and scheduled. · Ensure production of construction documents are in concert with design of project. · Communicate with consultants, contractors, sub-consultants and other disciplines to ensure project details are carried out including technical issues and project information. and many more. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES • Proven ability to function in all phases of project development from schematic design through contract administration. • Ability to work in a fast-paced design environment. • BS Architecture with a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience. 2) Entry Level Designer/Draftsman Siliconsage Builders, LLC is looking for Entry Level Designer/Modeler

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) Career Fair

  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm International House, Chevron Auditorium Bring your Cal SID and your resumes - open to all Cal students. The Career Center is pleased to co-host this fair with student groups in the Department of Civil Engineering.   Prepare in advance to make a great first impression : 1.  Update your  Callisto  profile to make sure your major, degree type, and graduation date are correct - they will appear on your nametag! 2.  To view participating companies (so you can research firms and opportunities ahead of time), view the Career Fair directory from the Shortcuts menu in your Callisto account.  Use the advanced search feature to search by degree(s) or majors sought or type of job 3.  Use the Career Center's resources to update and polish your  resume   4.  Watch Career Center  Quick Clips  on Career Fair Do's and Don'ts Maria Dawson Career Counselor University of California, Berkeley 2440 Bancroft Way Berkeley

Al Gore's 24 Hours of Reality

Tuesday, October 22nd from 5:30 – 8:00pm. 112 Wurster. Join us for a segment of Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality international broadcast where we will join the global conversation on “The Cost of Carbon”. This year’s conversation will explore the price we are paying for carbon pollution through damage costs from super storms, floods, and wildfires. Drinks and refreshments are provided; please bring your own mug for water/coffee to reduce waste generation! If you are planning to attend, we encourage you to RSVP by Thursday, October 17th by emailing and by visiting

College Ambassador Program

 We are thrilled to announce that this fall, we ushered in the third class of our College Ambassador program. We are so impressed by the leaders who are part of our new class and are excited to see what they will do on their respective campuses.  Please take a moment to meet some of our new Ambassadors in this short video and read their complete bio's at the College Ambassador home page .   WATCH and SHARE   Sincerely, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins Chief Executive Officer

Workshop Taking Place on Campus

Professional Communication: (or: how to email your professor so you get a favorable response!)             Workshop: | October 24 | 5-6 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall Choosing a Research Topic Workshop: grant proposal writing | October 30 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal Workshop: grant proposal writing | October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall See the full calendar of workshops and information sessions here:  

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Attend one of the many research workshops offered right in Durant Hall! Perhaps you're interested in researching global health disparities or carrying out research on right-wing movements ? No matter what your interests, there is something out there for everyone!

Part time or Full time job at JRDV

JRDV URBAN INTERNATIONAL is looking for looking for part time (or full time) immediate help with excellent Sketch Up 3d modeling skills.    The positions could start as temporary, but could turn permanent. JRDV is very conveniently located on BART in downtown Oakland. JRDV is a fun, young, fast-growing office specializing in mixed-use architecture and urban planning on high-profile projects locally and around the World. Please email .

Intern in Washington D.C. during Summer 2014

Application is due October 25th at 5:00pm   Come to a Cal (in the Capital) information session to learn more about exciting internship opportunities, living in the capital, and more! A spring Cal in the Capital DeCal course will prepare you for the internship application process and living in Washington, D.C.. The class includes workshops on resume writing and editing, business etiquette, and mock interviews, and also includes important information about living in Washington, D.C. Cal in the Capital also invites guest speakers and past intern panelists each year. More benefits of participating in Cal in the Capital: -Alumni connections to internship opportunities -Open to all undergraduate majors and diverse interests -A safe, secure place to live in the heart of the city -Housing scholarships and access to other helpful funding resources -Most importantly, you will have a chance to meet and spend your summer with other actively involved and politically conscious Cal students. For mo

The Mapping & Its Discontents Symposium

When: November 1st Where: Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley   Is an interdisciplinary event where mapmakers, users, and critics from the worlds of science, urban planning, architecture, history, and media will examine the ways maps work. For more info on the event and to see the great speaker lineup go here: events-media/events/mapping- and-its-discontents .  We are looking for volunteers to help us ensure the event will run smoothly.  Volunteering for the event is a great opportunity because you will receive  free admission  to the symposium for your volunteer help ( lunch  is included!), be able to start dialogues and be in close contact with our speakers, and have the chance to see how a large event such as this is put into action! We are looking for volunteers to help us with: A) Putting up posters around campus before the event, for publicity purposes. B) Volunteers who can help on the day of the symposium, with ushering, photography,

2014 Berkeley Undergraduate Award for Architectural Design Excellence

  Deadline November 1st Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 international Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence . Directed at undergraduate architecture students from around the world, the Berkeley Prize consists of an Essay Prize Competition ($15,000 total purse; $5,000 first prize) and a Travel Fellowship Competition. For the essay prize, students must submit a 500-word essay proposal by November 1, 2013, on this year’s topic: "The Architect and the Healthful Environment." Semifinalists will be announced in mid-December, and will be asked to submit a 2,500-word essay expanding on their proposal. Early in spring 2014, semifinalists will be eligible to enter the Travel Fellowship Competition, which enables students to participate in a hands-on summer program of their choice related to the essay topic.

Alternative Breaks

Interested in doing something meaningful with your spring break this year? Alternative Breaks (through the UC Berkeley Public Service Center) is a service-learning program comprised of ten trips, each focused on a particular topic or location within the U.S. and its respective community (i.e., environmental justice, immigration, animal rights). Trip participants will take part in a DeCal Wednesday nights in the spring, studying the history and policy of their program area, and will spend most of spring break on-location in the service site. The list of all trips and application are available at: http://publicservice. alternativebreaks/springtrips The deadline to apply is October 20th ! Stipends and grants available to those with financial need. Info Sessions:  10/17 7-8pm in 211 Dwinelle

Submit a piece of art and win a price.

The deadline for most entries is   Monday, December 2, 2013. Write an essay or a poem, submit a musical score, take a great photograph.   Cash awards are offered in a great variety of fields - Creative Writing, Political Science, Philosophy, Classics and many others. Prize amounts vary from $50 to $2000.  All competitions are open to UC Berkeley students of any major. More details about these competitions can be found at:

Preparing for Graduate School Workshop

  Come join us for an informational workshop on everything you need to know about graduate school such as: · Deadlines · Application Process · Personal Statement · Letters of Recommendation · Required Tests · Other campus resources for graduate school When: Wednesday, October 16, from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Where: 105 Cesar Chavez (Transfer, Re-Entry and Student Parent Center)

Special Events

1.   Sunday Streets Berkeley - consider having a staff, faculty or student exhibition on October 13 . More information:   http://www. http://www. activity-leaders/   2.  Berkeley Half Marathon - Berkeley's first half marathon is happening November 24, 2013 . Encourage your running folks to form a Cal team and raise funds for Berkeley Public Schools.   3.  Uncharted - Berkeley Festival of Ideas   They are going to work out a student discount.  Feel free to promote.  Chancellor Dirks is on the program, as are other UCB innovative leaders.

All SPUR 2013 Volunteers

Wednesday, October 23  9 AM to 2:30 PM  Moscone Center South, Esplanade Ballroom Some of you may have helped out at Silver SPUR in previous years, but for those of you newer to SPUR, it is our largest fundraiser, a prestigious awards luncheon, and a great way to meet other Young Urbanites as well as participate in the city's largest civic fundraiser. It’s also an opportunity to interact with some of the brightest figures in San Francisco's civic sphere and witness the results of their lifetime commitments. To find out more, check out the link below: To volunteer, please send an email to with "Silver SPUR 2013" in the subject line

Big Queer Event

Thursday October 10th, 2013  7:30pm-9:30pm            Anna Head Alumnae Hall   Food: Berkeley Thai House - Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. Cost: Free Facebook Event: Click HERE *This event is ADA accessible and ASUC sponsored. We're opening submissions for performers, speakers, and volunteers. For our Big Queer Event to happen we're going to need y'all's talent, grace, and help! If you would like to perform, speak, or volunteer, please fill out THIS FORM If you have any additional questions, comments, concerns, or requests please email Vy Hoang at .

Law School and Grad School Fair

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:00am to 3:00pm Recreational Sports Facility, Field House Gym This is a new location for the Law & Graduate School Fairs! Please use the Special Event Entrance to the RSF, located on the west side of the building closest to Edwards Stadium. • Gain a real advantage in the application process by getting to know admissions representatives • Learn about application procedures, prerequisites and what makes an applicant successful • Find out where graduates from their programs get jobs • Obtain brochures and information Log in to Callisto to search the fair directory for a complete list of participating schools.

Green Corps Early Fall Application

Deadline: October 11, 2013 Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems. 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, visit . The Application Process: In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2014 -2015. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul. Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2014 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston,

Masters and PhD Career Fair

October 17, 2013 11am-3pm Recreational Sports Facility, Field House Gym This is a new location for the Masters & PhD Career Fair! Please use the Special Event Entrance to the RSF, located on the west side of the building closest to Edwards Stadium. We're pleased to welcome UC Berkeley graduate students to the Career Center's career fair especially for Master and PhD students and Postdocs. Companies attending are specifically targeting graduate students at this fair so this is your opportunity to talk to representatives from over 40 top organizations in business, industry, research laboratories, non profits and public service agencies. Don't miss the opportunity to speak with employers such as: American Institutes for Research, Clorox Company R&D, Financial Engines, Harvard University Center for Educational Policy Research, Risk Management Solutions, Theranos, ThoughtWorks...and many more. Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID or UC Berkeley Postdoc ID and

International Honors Program (IHP) Study Abroad Information Session

Date: Thursday, October 10th 3:30pm 305 Wurster Hall This study-abroad program examines the intentional and natural forces that guide the development of the world’s cities. Visiting four cities around the world, it combines an innovative urban studies academic curriculum with fieldwork. Come learn more about this exciting and intensive opportunity! For more information about the Fall Program:   For more information about the Spring Program: studyabroad/ssa_ctb.cfm?cp= 2014SSP Courses have been pre-approved for CED majors and the CP minor: Event Information:

International Architecture Competition

SC2013 Competition   Competition type The open competition is single-phase and anonymous. Participants taking part in the competition shall be architecture students or architects under 35 years old on the closing date for submission of entries (November 22, 201 3 ).   Time Schedule Submission and Answer of Questions Until November 16, 2013 Registration deadline November 15, 2013 Submission deadline November 22, 2013 National juries. Shortlist announcement (maximum 10 per site) Until December 1, 2013 International jury. Awards. Winners´ announcement December 12 , 2013 Digital Presentation Format Entries must be sent to by November 22, 2013 , 24:00h Spanish local time, with the following requirements: * 2 vertical A1 format panels in Portable Document Format (PDF) below 6MB each. * Each presentation should include (but are not limited to) the following required drawings: site plan, floor plans; elevations a

Voices for Social Justice in Education: A Literary Anthology

  Deadline for submissions : Midnight, January 15th, 2014      What we are looking for: Poetry (including spoken word), creative non-fiction, memoir, short stories, images of visual art, and other types of writing or visual art that paint a picture of what justice and injustice look like in our schools. Please read this Call for Submissions in full and, if you choose to submit one more manuscripts, email them as Word documents, following the specifications below, to: . Project Description and Guidelines      The use of narratives in examining issues related to equity and social justice is a central component of many of the critical theories that drive scholarship and practice in social justice education today. Many readers respond more openly to, and are able to connect with the experiences of, individual people when they read their stories rather than reading only traditional scholarship about multicultural or social justice concepts. It is through narrative, thr

Graduate Info Session

                                                           Monday, October 14th CED Grad Info Open House 2-6:30PM Room 112 Wurster Hall            Are you interested in UC Berkeley's graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, environmental planning, city and regional planning, or urban design? Join us for our fall open house on October 14th, 2012 - you'll have the opportunity to hear about the different programs and our admissions process, meet current students and faculty, and sit in on classes.                                                   Monday, October 28th Rhode Island School of Design 6-7PM 316D IURD Conference Room, Wurster Hall           Rhode Island School of Design offers a top ranked graduate education in the fine arts and design fields. On October 28th, 2013 Molly Pettengill, Gr


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Leadership Symposium

Hello Everyone - It's with great excitement that I get to inform everyone that we currently have 255 students registered for Leadership Symposium. This means we only have 145 spots left. Registration will be held these last 2 weeks. We'd love to hit our registration cap of 400! A reminder: the deadline is October 15th. To register: We're also still looking for Program Proposals! So, if you haven't submitted a program - I encourage you to highly consider sharing your wisdom on leadership! Let me know if you have any questions about proposals. To submit a proposal: Dustin Page LEAD Center | ASUC Auxiliary University of California, Berkeley 102 Hearst Gym Berkeley, CA 94720 (email) 510-642-4771