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ATC Lecture-Zhang Ga

Monday, December 2 | 7:30PM – 9:00 PM | 310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley ATC Lecture – Zhang Ga, “From Timelapse to Timecollapse: Rethinking New Media Art and Platform China” The ATC series is produced by the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), Meyer Sound and Theo Armour. For more information, visit atc.berkeley.edu

Media for Social Change Course

Art 160:Media for Social Change in spring 2014 Mon/Wed/Friday 9-12 If interested, please contact Azin:  azin.seraj@gmail.com

Paid Research Positions

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1) OSU Center F\or RNA Biology Summer Undergraduate Program The Center for RNA Biology at Ohio State is launching a summer research program for undergraduates in 2014. The program is open to applicants from all over the U.S. and students will receive a stipend, travel allowance, and housing. The students will work with a faculty mentor and earn a $3,000 stipend for the 9 week session. The students will also participate in weekly journal clubs and science talks. Applications are due February 10, 2014 . For more information, please contact Zack Mikesell at: mikesell.22@osu.edu  2) Healy Lab / Technology For HIV/AIDS Monitoring Help develop a novel, inexpensive, and compact assay for monitoring HIV/AIDS. The Healy Lab seeks motivated Undergraduate Research Associates who would like to make an impact in global HIV healthcare and participate in the design, prototyping, and validation of this technology. Position begins Spring 2014, and pays $10/hour. Contact Anh-Thi Le, Research Assistant,

Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides $7,500 for a maximum of two years for educational expenses to outstanding sophomores and juniors majoring in mathematics, sciences, and engineering. The purpose of the award is to encourage top students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. The Berkeley campus committee selects Berkeley's nominees before applications are forwarded to the Goldwater Foundation. Application Deadline: December 9, 2013, 12:00p.m. Students interested in applying should contact Alicia Hayes at ourscholarships@berkeley.edu . For more information visit, http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/prestigious.php?scholarship=goldwater . Beinecke Scholarship The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship provides $34,000: $4,000 prior to graduate study and $15,000 per year for two years of graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Eighty colleges and universities from across the U.S. (including UC Berkeley)

Undergraduate Research Grants

1) (rolling deadline) History--Undergraduate Research Grant Sponsored by the Friends of Cal History, this grant offers up to $750 for research-related expenses, including but not limited to travel, incurred by undergraduate History majors. The grant is for those students enrolled in History 101, the required senior thesis. Although the deadline is usually around the sixth week of classes of each semester, in fact applications are accepted until the funds have been disbursed. Applicants must submit an application form , with a budget and a proposal, and a letter of recommendation from the thesis advisor.   For further questions, please see this page or contact Leah Flanagan, leahf@berkeley.edu , 3229 Dwinelle Hall, mail code #2550.   2) (rolling deadline) Institute for International Studies Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant supports undergraduate students who plan on traveling to

Become a Paid Participant in Eye-Related Clinical Research

  The UC Berkeley Clinical Research Center (CRC) is currently looking for people to participate in various eye-related studies. The eligibility criteria and compensation varies per study ($15-25/hour). If you are interested in participating, please contact the CRC at (510) 643-9252 or (510) 642-9731 to fill out a preliminary screening questionnaire to determine your eligibility. You will need to have had an eye exam in the last two years to be eligible for the studies. UC Berkeley Clinical Research Center School of Optometry 110A Minor Addition Berkeley, CA 94720 email: ucbcrc@berkeley.edu http://optometry.berkeley.edu/opt_txtpp/crc/ucb-crc/ucbcrc.html

Thanksgiving Announcement

As we approach Thanksgiving, we would like to acknowledge the circumstances and needs that may arise for students during this holiday. We know some students are not able to go home due to financial constraints and find themselves during the four day break with limited resources for necessities like food. Fortunately, there are free and low cost food options available near campus. The Financial Aid Office can also process emergency, no-interest loans which can be used for food (more information at http://students.berkeley.edu/finaid/undergraduates/eloans.htm ).In addition, if you feel comfortable doing so, you might want to reach out to others for support. Most people are happy to have an extra dinner guest or share a bag of groceries with a friend. Please try to plan ahead. If you have meal plan points, consider picking up essentials at the Bear Market before the break. Or if you have cash, please shop for healthy low-cost items at the local grocery stores. Remember, many places are c

Design the New York City Residential Tower of the 21st Century, Win $10,000

What is your vision for the living cities of the 21st century? We invite you to enter the inaugural Living Cities: Residential Towers for the 21st Century Design Competition co-produced by Metropolis, the Steel Institute of New York, and the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York. Original entries must use a steel structural system with curtain wall enclosure and consider the needs of New York City's growing and diverse urban population along with the role that building characteristics play in overall constructability, sustainability, and creature comforts. The proposed site must be within the city's five boroughs. The winner will be awarded $10,000 and invited to present their proposal at the Institutes' conference in New York City. The winner and runners-up will also be publicized globally, across our media channels. Submissions due January 3, 2014 at 11:59PM EST . For more information and to register, go to: metropolismag.com/living-cities  

Arcosanti is now accepting applications for the 2014 Geoffrey H. Bruce Fellowship.

Qualified applicants are students and recent graduates of art, architecture and/or design-related programs. Please see the attached informational flyer for full details. Applications due on or before December 15, 2013 . The winning applicant will be announced on or before January 15, 2014, and will receive a scholarship that covers the full cost of any 5-week workshop program at Arcosanti in 2014.  Located in central Arizona, Arcosanti is the urban laboratory and prototype arcology (architecture + ecology) founded by architect Paolo Soleri in 1970. We are focused on pursuing lean alternatives to urban sprawl through innovative design, community and environmental accountability. Built entirely by the 7000 work shoppers who have participated over the last 43 years, Arcosanti is a project of the Cosanti Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation based near Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about Arcosanti, Arcosanti Workshops, and the Geoffrey H. Bruce Fellowship, please v

Letters And Science 105:: Arts Entrepreneurship (3 units)

LETTERS AND SCIENCE 105:: Arts Entrepreneurship (3 units) Mondays 2-5, 241 CORY Instructor: ANDREWS, R.. The course uses the development of student projects to explore the intersections between art and business. Along with encouraging innovation and creative/critical thinking about the role of arts organizations in society, the course examines theories and practical techniques for professional arts managers, including: · Building an arts community · Strategic planning for arts organizations · Mission and program development · Fundraising · Financial management · Marketing The course combines readings, in-class discussions and exercises with site visits, case studies and guest speakers from the local arts community.  INSTRUCTOR: Richard Andrews

Research experience in Germany

RWTH Aachen University is the leading technical universities in Germany with a long tradition in the education of architects. As part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) programme it awards 30 scholarships of ten weeks to North American Students in 2nd or 3rd year of their bachelor studies. Within this programme the Chair of Landscape Architecture this year proposes the subject "Mapping the productive park". Application deadline is January 31st 2014. For more details, contact Axel Timpe: timpe@la.rwth-aachen.de

SPROUTS Recruiting Two Students for Paid Positions

R ecruiting two students for paid positions to work on a TGIF Grant funded project. The team name is called SPROUTS, or Student Projects Redefining Our University's Trash, Sustainably by December 1st Required Qualifications: 1. Strong marketing background and implementation skills 2. Students must be self-motivated, organized, and professional 3. Have excellent written and oral communication skills 4. Be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 5. Have a flexible work schedule and be available to work during academic breaks, evenings, and weekends 6. Have a valid Class C Driver’s License To Apply: Please send a cover letter expressing your interest and your resume to Shannon Davis at shannondavis@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm on December 1st. Select applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview by Friday, December 6th, 2013. Please feel free to include any relevant design work or short writing samples for review. Visit the TGIF website to fam

Summer Program in at the Paris College of Art

The Summer Program at Paris College of Art offers an exciting set of courses with a modern edge in the historically and artistically rich city of Paris. In these two and four-week long courses, introductory though advanced level students will explore art, design, business, culture, and language. Register today Register before January 15, 2014 and receive 15% discount For more information, contact summer@paris.edu

Graduation Gown Lending Project Application

The Fall 2013 application for the Graduation Gown Lending Project is now available.  Visit http://eop.berkeley.edu/gown-lending/ to view and submit the online application or pick up a hard copy at The Dreamers Resource Center in 119 Chavez. The due date is November 27th at 5pm. You may also email eopglp@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.

"Difference Beyond Recognition"

Env Des 98 (CCN 28807) or Env Des 198 (CCN 28867) Tuesdays 7-10 pm 112 Wurster Hall This class meets for the first five weeks of the semester only. This colloquium will explore the creative potential of cultural difference in teaching, research and campus life at Berkeley.  The first part, lasting three weeks, is a film series where students will watch and discuss films exploring cultural difference and the spaces of urban life.  The second part is an evening lecture and follow-up workshop with acclaimed author Manil Suri, who will discuss his provocative 2013 book, City of Devi, about national politics, religion, social division, sexuality and space in Mumbai, India.  For the third part of the colloquium, students will work in class on a creative project with Suri and invited critics that will explore the translation of knowledge and creative practices across disciplines in relation to questions of cultural difference.

a/e ProNet David W Lakamp/AIA Scholarship

For more than two decades, our organizations have partnered to award two scholarships each year to rising senior or graduate architectural students. At the annual a/e ProNet meeting in Chicago this September, our Board of Directors authorized the increase of the scholarship amount from $2,500 to $5,000 apiece. These changes will take effect with the 2013 scholarship. The deadline for this year’s scholarship application is November 29. Visit our website for more details about this scholarship for architecture students. Applications and submission details can be found at the AIA website.  Applications and supplementary materials can be submitted via email to pmkc@aia.org in PDF format.  In 2012, two recipients were awarded the a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship. To read their case study topic responses, please click here . Questions? Please send inquiries to: pmkc@aia.org

Writing Tutor Application

Want to learn how to become an effective writing tutor at UC Berkeley?  When you enroll in tutoring fieldwork at the Student Learning Center, you will have the opportunity to help UC Berkeley undergraduates increase their skills and confidence as writers while receiving valuable training in composition theory and experience in educational practices.  We are now accepting applications for enrollment in SLC Writing Program fieldwork courses, Education 97/197 or English 310.  For more information, visit http://slc.berkeley.edu/tutor/tutor_writing.htm or contact Alberto Ledesma ( aledesma@berkeley.edu ) and Carolyn Swalina ( cbs@berkeley.edu ).

Architecture Competition

John Dollus, American Society of Architectural Illustrator’s 2014 President, invites you to submit your best works to Architecture in Perspective 29. AIP 29 is a juried international architectural delineation competition that has included work by the most accomplished contemporary architects and architectural illustrators from around the world. AIP 29 is open to professional illustrators, architects, designers, teachers, students, corporations, and anyone engaged in the serious pursuit of architectural drawing. The selected pieces from the competition will be included in a traveling exhibition consisting of approximately 60 pieces of artwork selected by a jury of respected professionals from the fields of architecture, illustration, journalism, and design education. This exhibition travels to various venues throughout the U.S. and overseas. Currently, you can view AIP 28 on display at Gensler in San Francisco. The deadline for the professional competition is Monday, January

Urban Innovators- Tumml is accepting applications for this Winter 2014 Cohort

Tumml is an urban ventures accelerator with a mission to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems. Through a four-month program, Tumml invites early stage companies from around the country into its office space to receive: $20K in seed funding;  Mentorship from civic and government leaders like the Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco, successful urban impact entrepreneurs like the founder of Alta Bicycle Share, and urbanites like the Director of Public Policy at Airbnb; $30K of in-kind services such as free desk space in SF, government advocacy, and web/hosting.  Applications close on December 1 If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to jaimee@tumml.org ."

2014 Davidson Fellows $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 Scholarships

If you are a student who will be 18 or younger as of Oct. 1, 2014 and are working on a graduate-level project in any field of study, please consider applying for the 2014 Davidson Fellows scholarship.   The Davidson Institute for Talent Development offers high-achieving young people across the country the opportunity to be named a 2014 Davidson Fellow, an honor accompanied by a $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 scholarship in recognition of a significant piece of work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box.   Applicants must submit an original piece of work recognized by experts in the field as significant that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. The scholarship may be used at any accredited university or college. The deadline to apply is Feb. 12, 2014. For additional information, please visit www.DavidsonGifted.org/Fellows .

ReUSE Staff Assistant Opening

Campus Recycling and Refuse Services currently have an opening for a Staff Assistant position that will help execute marketing and implementation strategies under the Refills Not Landfills grant funded by The Green Initiative Fund. For more information, contact the ReUSE coordinator, Areya Behrouzian:  abehrouzian@berkeley.edu

UC Berkeley Minority Health/Global Health Disparities Fellowship

The Global Health Disparities International Summer Research Fellowship program provides training in infectious diseases and health disparity research, with a focus on diseases that disproportionately affect people in developing countries. Application information and descriptions of the summer 2013 research projects are available at: http://globalhealth.berkeley.edu/mhirt/apply.html

Zero Waste Research Center is Looking For a Paid Staff Assistant

I'm a UC Berkeley senior looking to hire a paid Student Staff Assistant to work with me in the Zero Waste Research Center, housed under Campus Recycling and Refuse Services and funded by The Green Initiative Fund. Required Qualifications: 1. Strong background in research and analysis 2. Students must be self-motivated, organized, and professional. 3. Have excellent written and oral communication skills. 4. Be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 5. Have a flexible work schedule and be available to work during academic breaks, evenings, and weekends 6. Have a valid Class C Driver’s License For more information please email Kristen kklein92@gmail.com

Tomorrow's Career Preparation Program

Apply for the Management Leadership for Tomorrow's Career Preparation Program!! MLT is the Premier Career Development Institution that equips high potential minorities with the key ingredients - Skills, Coaching and Door-opening Relationships - that unlock their potential. http://www.ml4t.org/programs/career-prep/career-prep-apply

New Course

Greetings from the Center for Japanese Studies! In collaboration with the Akita International University (AIU), in Akita Prefecture, Japan, we are happy to announce a special six-week, six-unit course from June 1 to July 11, 2014 held at UC Berkeley and AIU, Akita. Students will have to cover their room and board in Berkeley on their own, but airfare to and from Japan, as well as lodging during their stay, will be covered through a grant from the Japanese government., which makes this a very affordable option for students who'd like to go abroad this summer. We are able to accept 5 students for this course. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and incoming juniors or seniors at UC Berkeley in good academic standing (GPA 3.0+). Please check out the program's website for more information. We'd appreciate your help in spreading the word about this exciting new course. There will be an information meeting on Monday, November 18 , at 5-6 PM in 78 Barrows Hall. Best, Tessa Machid

Hemispheres: The Tufts Journal of International Affairs

The Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs, one of the oldest undergraduate journals in the field, is now accepting submissions relating to this year’s theme of New and Old Wars. Submissions should be research articles, approx. 5000-8000 words, written by undergraduates in a broad range of fields relevant to international affairs. To view paper requirements and guidelines, please visit http://ase.tufts.edu/hemispheres/submission.html . To submit a paper, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact hemispheres@tufts.edu . Submission Deadline: January 19, 2014. We welcome and encourage a broad interpretation of the theme. Potential research topics may include, but are not limited to: Changing nature of war, international law, psychological warfare, transitions, nation-building, international institutions, evolving role of technology, territorial and resource claims, gender roles, cyber security, and trade warfare. Sincerely, Maxine Jacobson and Lauren Krouskof

SMART (Student Mentoring and Research Teams) Program for summer 2014.

To expand the successes of a two-year pilot, doctoral students and undergraduate students from all departments and schools are invited to apply for the SMART (Student Mentoring and Research Teams) Program for summer 2014.  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 selected as SMART mentors must complete the one-unit course, Mentoring in Higher Education (GSPDP 301), during spring semester 2014 (Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m.). Informational meetings for graduate mentor applicants will be held on November 13, 11:00-12:00, 102 Moffitt Library. Graduate Mentor Application Deadline: Monday, November 25, 2013, by 4 p.m. Undergraduate Mentee Application Deadline: Friday, February 28

International Artist R.B. Morris III Paints Animated Mural At Death Defying Heights

  Latest San Francisco Mural Project Absolutely Huge: First Ever Artistic Landmark for R.B. Morris III in San Francisco, Color-Changing, Animated Mural. Beginning this Thursday, November 7th, 2013, Bay area-based muralist/artist R.B. Morris III and his paint crew will be giving the 187’ tall, 77’ wide Grain Silo on Pier 92 a complete face-lift. This 14,993 sq. ft. mural depicting an electric-green Heron in flight, arms wide against a jagged angled background is based on a small geometric pattern designed by Haddad|Drugan out of Seattle, WA. R.B. Morris III was formally trained in the art of “hand-painted advertising” at the world renowned Colossal Media in New York City ( colossalmedia.net ). He has completed Mural Projects in Humboldt County, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Sacramento, Chicago, New York City, and Portugal. In Portugal he teamed up with world famous graffiti artist Mr DHEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeP0_ulHZds . Most recently R.B. completed the $20,

The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC)

The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) seeks to address the disproportionately low number of underrepresented groups enrolled in graduate programs in Public Policy and International Affairs. Let Destiny Iwuoma know if you're interested, he did the program last year and is willing to help APPLICATIONS DUE: NOVEMBER 15, 2013 http://www.hks.harvard.edu/ degrees/diversity/pplc

Undergraduate Research

What: Come get the facts about available undergraduate research opportunities. Funded research opportunities are an important part of your preparation for graduate study and are available for all majors. Presenter: Diana Lizarraga, Cal NERDS Program Director When: Thursday, November 14th, noon to 1:00pm Where: 230-D Stephens Hall All students welcomed - free pizza served

Organizing Internship The Restaurant Opportunit​ies Centers United

ROC-the Bay is seeking two interns to work out of our Oakland, CA office to support a worker-led participatory research project, base-building, and membership development. Interns will receive the appropriate training and ongoing guidance to provide support on the following responsibilities:  Conduct comprehensive surveys of restaurant workers to map out the industry and build power for workers across the bay  Recruit volunteer and workers to participate as surveyors for the study  Follow up, engage, and build relationships with workers  Conduct outreach to restaurants to become part of RAISE (Restaurants Advancing Industry Standards in Employment)  Data-entry and other administrative tasks as needed Desired Qualifications:  Passion for social justice and worker's rights  Experience with organizing (student/campus, labor, or community organizing)  Ability to work independently and learn quickly in diverse settings  Available to work at least 10 hours a week for at least

CED Admissions Ambassadors will hold informational sessions on the minors offered in the College of Environmental Design.

Come learn about the minors sessions will be held on Wednesday November 13th Wednesday November 20th. Information sessions will be held from 6:30PM to 7:30PM in room 106, Wurster Hall. Food and beverages will be provided. Minors offered: Architecture City & Regional Planning Environmental Design and Urbanism in Developing Countries History & Theory of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning History of the Built Environment Social & Cultural Factors in Design Sustainable Design This will be a great opportunity for those interested to speak with current environmental design students to learn more about their experiences and the requirements to graduate with a minor from the CED. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact: Arami Matevosyan ( aramimatevosyan@berkeley.edu ) Alexander Song ( alexsong@berkeley.edu )

Upcoming Study Abroad Deadlines

Critical Language Scholarship - November 15th Boren Award for International Study - TBA Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship -January 23rd More Information

Architect and Berkeley Alum seeking to find a part-time intern

 Information on Gunkel Architecture can be found at gunkelarchitecture.com . While I have previously managed a branch office of another firm, Gunkel Architecture is really just starting out. As such, an intern will obtain a broad array of experience including the production of marketing material, computer modeling, drafting, physical office improvements, technical coordination and general office management. Prospective interns should be proficient in: AutoCAD Sketch-Up Word Excel General Technical Savvy Additional proficiency in the following would be helpful but is not necessary: PowerPoint InDesign Vectorworks  Looking for someone to come in 5 hours a week (either on Wednesdays or Fridays). The intern will be compensated for those 4 hours at $20/hour. Compensation will be as a private contractor (W-9/1099) and I can help the intern with the paperwork and calculation of tax with holdings. If additional unpaid experience is desired, there is plenty of work to be done but I can only

WHAT ARCHITECTURE FIRMS WANT YOU TO KNOW

TUESDAY, 11/05/13 5:30PM – 7:00PM 172 WURSTER HALL A panel of local professionals including Architects, Project Managers and Associates share their insight into what Architecture firms look for in new hires. Whether you are looking for an internship or full time position this workshop is for you! Topics of discussion may include: Project & Client Management – Communication Importance of Collaboration Trends in sustainability Initiative Technical skill set Make sure to Register - RSVP on Callisto . Learn more about Career Services at CED . Find additional resources for Career Exploration , Job Search , Workshops and Career Programs . (Co-presented with AIAEB - Special thanks to Dong Kim for planning and organizing this event!)