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UVA's School of Architecture Opened New Program

For the first time, the summer Study Abroad programs from UVA's School of Architecture are now open to students from other universities. So if you are interested in: · engaging contemporary design practice and its history in China · studying architectural drawing in Italy · participating in a design build program in Jamaica · or studying sustainable cities in Switzerland then explore your summer 2014 options HERE . Like many of our peers, the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia has a long-standing commitment to study abroad programs. Why? Because global perspectives clarify our local work by exposing designers, planners, and historians to surprising and creative possibilities. Partnering with local experts around the world enables us to explore unfamiliar solutions to familiar problems. Furthermore, our work in the local is also increasingly entangled in the global. Every built environment is enmeshe

The City in Literature- Geography 170

Professor Johns - Geography 170 - Mondays 10-12 - McCone 575 By the "city" I mean the American city during the last century and a half. By "literature" I mean novels, essays, poems, and journalism. We'll discuss the literature both to see the evolution of the city itself and how it has been depicted. Students will write three short essays. Feb 3 Wide Open Millhauser Martin Dressler;* Whitman Brooklyn Ferry; Dreiser Sister Carrie Feb 10 Good and Evil Larson The Devil in the White City* Feb 17 Immigrants in the City Sinclair The Jungle;* Riis "The Down Town Back Alleys"; Plunkitt "Honest Graft"; Steffans "The Police" and "Roosevelt and Reform" Feb 24 The Black Experience in Harlem Thurman The Brighter the Berry;* Hughes "When the Negro was in Vogue"; Johnson "The Autobiography"; Hurston "Stud

Study Abroad Events

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"Other Voices" Course Accepting Enrollment

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

13 Day Visit of Athens, Greece

Athens: Heritage and Modernity Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens, Greece Spring (March 16 - March 27, 2014) (check-in Saturday, March 15 - check-out Friday, March 28) Summer (June 29 - July 10, 2014) (check-in Saturday, June 28 - check-out Friday, July 11) This 13 day visit of Athens is a thoughtful exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city, organized around a series of lectures and visits lead by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning, and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city. Please visit our website and syllabus to see a complete list of faculty, lectures and visits. The program is intended for people studying, or professionally involved in, the fields of: History, Archaeology, Architecture Art History, Architecture, Urban Pla

Food Assistance

Struggling to Pay for Food? We Can Help! Are you skipping meals? Eating less? Giving up food to pay for other expenses, such as rent? We can help! UC Berkeley strives to ensure that all students have access to nutritious food. We want you to be able to concentrate on your studies and not on how you'll pay for your next meal. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply to our food assistance program, which may help fund an on-campus partial meal plan if you live in an apartment, or may provide additional funds if you live on or off campus and need food assistance during in-semester breaks. Applicants to the program are encouraged, and may be required, to attend a one-on-one financial counseling session http://students.berkeley.edu/ finaid/undergraduates/forms/ ApplicationforFoodAssistance. pdf http://students.berkeley.edu/ finaid/undergraduates/forms/ ApplicationforFoodAssistance. pdf

Scholarships and Awards for Students of Color

Check out this list of scholarships and awards for students of color: http://www.onlineschools.org/ financial-aid/minority/ Financial Aid for Minority Students - OnlineSchools.org www.onlineschools.org

2015-2016 Student Regent Application

The application for the 2015-16 Student Regent position is now available online. Students may access the application through the Regents' homepage at http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/ . To apply, students must complete, sign and submit the application form along with a current resume and an essay (per the application) by February 20, 2014. Complete applications and supporting documents should be submitted via email to the following two (2) addresses: Anne.Shaw@ucop.edu , Associate Secretary of the Regents deanofstudents@berkeley.edu , Elizabeth Rodriguez, Berkeley Student Regent Coordinator

2014 Summer Design Scholars

Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company is accepting applications for its class of 2014 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. The submission deadline is midnight Monday, FEBRUARY 17. Selection will be made by March 4. 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: www.hewv.com/scholar If you have other questions, please contact Nick Vlattas, nvlattas@hewv.com , or 757-321-9608 . We look forward to another exciting year!

Cal Alumni Hiring Interns

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The Cal Alumni Association is hiring 2 interns (work study if needed) http://alumni.berkeley.edu/about-caa/career-opportunities/scholarships-office-intern Scholarships Office Intern alumni.berkeley.edu Title: Interns (2), CAA Student Engagement Program Pay rate: $12/hour, work-study students preferred.

Undergraduate Awards Programme

Students can now register or submit for the 2014 Undergraduate Awards Programme. If you haven't heard of us, the Undergraduate Awards is the only worldwide, multi discipline, academic awards programme for undergrads. We accept coursework from undergrads under our 25 categories which cover every field of study from Archaeology to Zoology.  In each category there is an Irish Winner and an International winner. However, as competition is so high, we also acknowledge the students, and their institutions,in the top 10% of their category. It would be great to have more students from University of California, Berkeley in this year's programme. Winning students benefit from the following: 1. The Recognition  Winners are named as a top student in their field globally against students from numerous international universities and their work is published in the UA Journal. 2. The Summit They win an all expenses paid trip to the UA Global Summit in Dublin to attend a

Student chapter of Arab American Association

CED students, The students heading up the UC Berkeley student chapter of Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects have recently graduated. If you might be interested in working with students in the College of Engineering to revive this group, please let me know! National http://aaaea.org/ California http://aaaea.org/sc/

Big Ideas and Discovery Courses

Undergraduates: are you looking for an exciting way to fulfill your breadth requirement?  We have some great Big Ideas and Discovery Courses lined up for spring, and each one was designed to satisfy breadth in an engaging way. For instance, we have a a new Bio Science breadth course, Biology for Voters , that is guaranteed to be super, but it meets at 8:00 a.m. so it has not yet filled.  It's taught by Jasper Rine, a Distinguished Teaching Award winner who is funny and charming, along with Fydor Urnov, who is equally funny and charming.  We also have another new course, a Big Ideas Course on Beauty , that is sure to appeal to students of design. it's instructor approval only, but I know the professor wants students from a range of disciplines so CED students would have a good chance of getting in. Between the two programs we are offering 14 spring courses, so check the website to find one that would be just right for you.

Architecture Students Needed

Students Needed! Rio Vista recently secured a grant from the American Institute of Architects for a Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT)visit. This is an intense 4-day period of planning and design spearheaded by a group of 8-10 nationally recognized professionals from all over the United States. After viewing both the study area and the surrounding community and listening to the concerns and ideas of residents, interested groups, and community leaders, the team prepares and publishes a report that is presented in a public meeting on the last day. Architecture students and students in related disciplines are prescribed as an important part of our R/UDAT. Performing assignments in support of the team’s work, they’re needed to bring excitement and help contribute to a better report. The criteria for participation are the students’ understanding of the principles of urban design and planning, a talent for drawing or writing, and an ability to help with report production or

CITRIS Sustainability Internship Program Co-Coordinator and Lead Intern

The CITRIS Sustainability Internship program aims to connect four companies with four highly qualified undergraduate interns for summer 2014 internships. Interns will complete a series of on-campus sustainability and environmentally-focused workshops and trainings during spring semester 2014 in preparation for their summer internships. Summer internships will be highly competitive and will offer compensation of no less than $12/hour. Interns will be expected to work for 12-14 weeks for 30-40 hours per week. Read about the 2013 TGIF funded CITRIS Sustainability Internship Program here: http://tgif.berkeley.edu/ index.php/funded-projects/ grant-cycle/2012-projects/92- citris-champions Job Duties: 1. Work to institutionalize the internship program into a campus department or organization. 2. Work with the Coordinator to plan spring workshops and trainings for all interns. 3. Communicate professionally with partner companies. 4. Assist other interns in administrative issues. 5. Orga

Student Ambassador for Berkeley Students Job

Job Description   Purpose/Goal:   Facilitate greater engagement between students and campus staff in order to determine the strategic direction of the Campaign for Scholarships and Student Life The incumbent would: Organize focus groups with students to determine what messages will speak to students as future alumni and supporters of the university.   Create a presentation designed to engage students in philanthropy and create a culture of giving back to the University. Identify key student organizations and help facilitate meetings between the Vice Chancellor with these groups (for example, Graduate Assembly, ASUC, RHA etc.) to promote involvement in philanthropy. Collaborate with other student ambassadors to organize outreach events to support fundraising activities geared toward students. Create a PR program focused on students. Provide the “student voice” at events with prospective donors Attend donor events with the

End of Class Party and Photo/Video making

Celebrate the end of classes with live music and a photo and video making party at BAM/PFA.  Come enjoy free pizza and participate in experimental photo and video booths. Disposable cameras provided Also, last chance to see the exhibition Yang Fudong: Estranged paradise, Works 1993-2013. The party is happening December 7th, the Saturday before RRR week at 2626 Bancroft Way. FREE for all Cal students with a current UC ID. Visit the facebook event page for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/546461165435922/ More information about Station/Motion can be found on the BAM/PFA Student Committee facebook, and the BAM/PFA website: https://www.facebook.com/bampfasc http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/    

Resources for LinkedIn Profile

Resources to get to know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and to help students get started. http://university.linkedin.com/university/global/en_us/index/linkedin-for-students.html

Food Assistance Program

Are you skipping meals? Eating less? Giving up food to pay for other expenses, such as rent? We can help! UC Berkeley strives to ensure that all students have access to nutritious food. We want you to be able to concentrate on your studies and not on how you'll pay for your next meal. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply to our food assistance program, which may help fund an on-campus partial meal plan if you live in an apartment, or may provide additional funds if you live on or off campus and need food assistance during in-semester breaks. Applicants to the program are encouraged, and may be required, to attend a one-on-one financial counseling session. http://students.berkeley.edu/finaid/news/detail55.htm