Showing posts from February, 2014

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Career Fair

Thursday, March 6, 12:00pm - 3:00pm Alumni House The Career Center is pleased to present this career fair with the College of Natural Resources, and the Student Environmental Resource Center ( SERC ). Get your career started in the Green Sector by learning about open volunteer opportunities, internships, and jobs! Participating employers are from private industry, government agencies and nonprofits and have job or internship opportunities related to environmental concerns including green tech/energy, sustainability, planning/land use, environmental health, natural resources and ecology issues. Make a great first impression by preparing in advance! 1. See which employers are coming before the fair. Log into Callisto at to review this year's Career Fair Directory. Directory information is updated up to the day of the fair - be sure to check frequently. 2. Watch the Career Center's quick clip videos with tips on how to prepa

Diversity Employer Event: Meet Cal Alumni

Diversity Employers Meet up  Friday, March 14, 2014 1:00pm – 3:30pm Career Center, Blue & Gold room The Career Center and The Diversity team is proud to co-sponsor this event with EOP, Incentive Awards Program (IAP), Transfer Re-entry Student Parent Center (TRSP)  Refreshments will be served! Space is limited, make sure to reserve your seat by RSVP'ing on Callisto today!

The 66th Japan-American Student Conferences

Deadline: March 1, 2014 The Center for Japanese Studies, in partnership with the Institute of East Asian Studies, grants full scholarships to the Japan-American Student Conference for Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are open to any full-time student with an interest in Japan. The 66th JASC Conference will take place in San Francisco, Des Moines, New York, and Washington, D.C. from July 28 to August 24, 2014. For the JASC program and application materials, see: . The deadline to apply to JASC is March 1, 2014. Applications should be submitted directly to JASC in Washington D.C. Please send scholarship applications to the following address: Center for Japanese Studies Attn: JASC Scholarship 2223 Fulton Street, Room 500 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California 94720-2318 E-mail: For more details contact CJS ( / 510-642-3156 ).

Summer Bridge Positions

Hello Summer Bridge cohorts and staffs of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, I invite you to consider working as a student staff member with the 2014 Summer Bridge Program. There are eleven different types of positions available in the Athletic Study Center, Educational Opportunity Program, the residence halls, the Student Learning Center, and the Summer Bridge Program Office. To learn more about the available positions, visit – the webpage includes a short description of each position, the due date for applications, and a contact person for more information. In some cases, applications may be available to download; for all others, please email the designated contact person to request an application. The earliest due date is Friday, February 21 (for the Outreach Assistant position), with others having due dates throughout March or in early April. Sincerely, Cristóbal Olivares, Summer Bridge Director

BASE Summer Program

The Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley invites you to consider the BASE Summer Program (Business for Arts, Sciences and Engineering). BASE is a six-week business boot camp that enables non-business majors to take business courses while earning nine semester units of academic credit . Some former BASE students have gone on to earn MBA degrees, while others have accepted jobs in marketing, product development, consulting, and financial services. The ideal participant of the BASE Program is an undergraduate student who has already gained a solid foundation in liberal arts, sciences or engineering. BASE is the ONLY premier business summer program or institute where students can earn  units . Application Process We encourage you to apply as soon as possible given the popularity of the Program in the past 16 years. There is no application fee. To download the application or for more information please visit our website at or connect with us

Cal Design Lab

The Cal Design Lab is excited to announce the spring Design Frontiers Workshop Series. This spring, we are teaching three transdisciplinary workshops that range from natural building materials to user-experience (UX) design. Participants will gain valuable design skills and build artifacts for their academic and professional portfolios. You can find details about the workshops and the Cal Design Lab by visiting . The three Design Frontiers Workshops are: - User-Experience (UX) Design - Creating Playful Cob Structures - City Guide of the Future - Experience Prototyping through Storytelling In addition to these workshops, the Fabrication shop is offering a series of artisan workshops on design. You can find details on those workshops here: . If you have any questions about the Cal Design Lab and the workshops, don't

Spring 2014 BERC Undergrad Speed Networking Night

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Time: 6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Location: 132 Boalt **Reserve your spot at ** The BERCU Energy and Sustainability Career Networking Event will give undergraduates of different backgrounds the opportunity to interact and network with engineers, business development professionals, policy makers, and human resource personnel in the energy industry in a more personal setting. The format of the event will offer the chance to speak with each professional, in groups, with time to follow up with individuals of interest later on. Professionals and companies in attendance will have the opportunity to interact with and educate the ambitious undergraduate attendees, shaping their future coursework and career choices. In addition, resumes will be collected to be assembled and presented to the professionals for a record of the talent pool at the event for recruiters and internship op

Public Service Center Leader Trainings

Tuesday, February 25th from 6-8pm Training: Managing obstacles/disasters Location: 254 Dwinelle Hall Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending Training: Educating Boys: A Gender-Responsive Approach to Teaching Male Youth Location: 170 Barrows Hall Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending Tuesday, March 18th from 6-8pm Training: Working with the media Location: 254 Dwinelle Hall Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending Training: Crafting and delivering a strong argument Location: 255 Dwinelle Hall Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending Training: Facilitation - working with different personalities Location: 251 Dwinelle Hall Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending Training: Teach For America - Critical Perspectives Location: TBD Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending Tuesday, April 1st from 6-8pm Training: A Conversation on Citizenship: Intersections of Race, Gender and Citizenshi

EOP Achievement Award

Deadline: March 7th by midnight This award recognizes students have have worked to achieve academic excellence while contributing exemplary community service on campus in/or surrounding cities. For more information please visit or the office:  119 Cesar Chavez Student Center #4210  Berkeley, California, 94720-4210  Phone: (510) 642-7224

The Prytanean are accepting Applications

The Prytanean Alumnae ( ) are currently accepting application for the Prytanean Prize. The Prytanean Society was founded at Berkeley in 1901 to recognize Cal women undergraduate students who demonstrate faith, service and loyalty to the University Of California, Berkeley. The Prytanean Prize is awarded to a woman student with junior standing in recognition of campus and community service as well as academic excellence (GPA Of 3.2 required). The recipient will receive at a $1250 cash prize that will be presented at the Prytanean Alumnae Brunch on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Bancroft Hotel. SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED VIA BSPACE DROP BOX ONLY: The student will need to go to , Calnet authenticate, choose the “Memberships” tab on left menu; type in “Spring 2014 Prytanean & Ritter Award Application”, join, create a folder in DROPBOX & upload the packet materials here. The deadline is 5pm, Friday, March 10, 2014 . Nomination form

Cesar Chavez Film Screening and Director's Talk

Cesar Chavez Directed by Diego Luna (United States, 2014) A leader, a community, and a social movement that changed America.  After the film, CLAS chair Harley Shaiken will moderate a conversation with:Diego Luna, director; Arturo Rodriguez, president, United Farm Workers; and Maria Echaveste, Berkeley Law School. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Canana, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Ticket information and more Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:00 pm Wheeler Auditorium, Wheeler Hall

UC Forestry Summer Field Program

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest June 23, 2014 – August 15, 2014 (Students will be asked to report to camp June 22nd) Meadow Valley, CA Specific objectives of the Summer Field Program include: Provide experience with both the ecological and social aspects of wild land environments Introduce students to professional practice in the various resource management fields Introduce basic subject matter in ecology, measurement and inventory systems, and resource management Teach field skills Develop close student and student-faculty relationships More information may be found on our website at and the application is attached to this email. Summer 2014 application deadline: Friday, March 14th, 5pm to 260 Mulford Hall. Applicants will be notified by email sometime in early April. If you have questions, feel free to contact Forestry Field Program Director Kevin O'Hara at or Forestry and Natural Resour

Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute Cal Energy Corps Program

Deadline: Sunday, March 30, 2014, Midnight (PST) Internship placements are typically eight to twelve weeks long and take place over the summer months (mid-May to mid-August). The Cal Energy Corps provides undergraduate participants with transportation and housing costs, as well as a weekly stipend of $600 for the duration of the internship. All participants receive the same stipend. All placements are full-time; interns generally work 40 hours per week and report directly to a supervisor at the partner organization. During the internship, Cal Energy Corps participants provide regular updates on their work to UC Berkeley. Following the internship, students then participate in a widely attended Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute Cal Energy Corps Symposium to share their experiences and lessons learned. Interested students must submit an application form; a three-page statement of purpose; a transcript; and a letter of recommendation from a UC Berkeley faculty member. Applications will

Spring LGBT Career Fair

The SF LGBT Center presents: Our 31st Spring LGBT Career Fair Hosted at the SF LGBT Center – 1800 Market Street, SF, CA Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Doors open at 12PM  Register today! Job Seekers:  Qualified job seekers can register here or can contact the Center’s Employment Services team for ongoing job search support: or 415-865-5614 . Tailored resumes and professional attire is recommended for the event. In order to prepare and get the most out of the event, we encouraged you to meet with our Employment Services staff and attend our preparatory workshops and events.  Employers and partners: Employers interested in attending and recruiting at the LGBT Center’s Career Fair can email or call Clair Farley, Manager of Employment Services, at or 415-865-5632 . 

Summer Abroad: Engineered Landscapes

Travel to Hong Kong and analyze how cities infrastructures, old and new, are adapting to cultural, environmental, and global changes. There will be two information sessions in 901 (top of the Wurster Tower) at 6:00pm February 24th and February 26th at 1:00pm Deadline: March 3rd, 2014 email:

Peer Mentorship Program for International Students

Do you enjoy meeting and helping new international students? Want to help the Fall 2014 freshman or transfer class with their transition to campus and life here in Berkeley? Looking for a great leadership opportunity? The Peer Mentorship Program pairs current Berkeley students with new incoming students for the Fall 2014 semester. Each peer mentor will be assigned a small group of new students to help adjust to Berkeley. Some activities you can share with your mentees include: -Hosting small socials events -Attending a program already happening on campus -Going out to eat or to have coffee/tea -Any fun activity that brings the group together! Acting as a mentor will provide you with: -A great leadership experience for your resume -Professional development opportunities -An opportunity to help new students adjust to their new life here at Berkeley For more information email:

2014 Summer Abroad Programs

Applications for 2014 Summer Abroad programs are now open and are on a first come – first served basis. This year, Summer Abroad is offering three amazing programs focusing on Architecture in Spain "When Old Met New" Arch 101:Advanced Studio Chile "Site Infrastructures: Transmissions Along the Pan-American Highway" Arch 109: Special Topics Hong Kong "Engineered Landscapes" Arch 109: Special Topics Visit our website to learn more: or contact an advisor at

Public Interest Design Summer Course

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Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART)

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) Summer 2014 Program For UCB Undergraduate Students May 30 - August 8, 2014 Graduate Division, University of California, Berkeley SMART Website and Applications Materials: 2014 SMART Program Description: Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) is a summer program designed to encourage graduate student professional development and foster undergraduate research through mentoring. Approximately twenty doctoral student mentors from a variety of academic disciplines and twenty undergraduate mentees (from any campus academic department or program) will be selected. Each graduate participant will receive a summer stipend of $5,000 and each undergraduate participant will receive funding as a Student Assistant in the amount of $3,500. Each project will receive up to $1,500 in funding for research expenses outlined in the project proposal budget. Application Deadline : Friday, February 28, 2014, by 4 p.m. For more infor

Upcoming Research Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) w/ human subjects Deadline: 2/25/2014 The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/L&S program (SURF/L&S) allows UC Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/Rose Hills (SURF RH) w/ human subjects Deadline: 2/25/2014 The SURF/Rose Hills fellowship ($6K) allows UC Berkeley students in certain math, science, and engineering majors (L&S, CNR, COE, C. Chem) to immerse themselves in full-time summer research; independent research for juniors or graduating seniors ; or faculty-initiated research for sophomores or juniors. UCDC Deadline: 2/26/2014 Practical political experiences integrate students into national political campaigns and provide them insight into national policy making. The Program’s emphasis upon a group experience facilitates relationships among students that transcend the W

IARU Global Summer Program

Are you ready to explore critical global issues at one of the world's top research universities? Apply to the 2014 Global Summer Program, a series of intensive, residential summer courses for students from the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). Destinations include: The Australian National University ETH Zurich National University of Singapore Peking University University of California, Berkeley University of Cambridge University of Copenhagen University of Oxford The University of Tokyo Yale University Courses range from two to six weeks, and scholarships and tuition waivers are available. Applications are due Friday, February 28. IARU Global Summer Program | Berkeley Study Abroad

Attend a Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in imaginative and effective ways. The "Practice Experience" is a central component of the Minor in which students partner for a minimum of five weeks, with non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from community health and food security to economic justice and grass-roots political power. This real world experience, which can take place domestically or internationally, allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Fellowship funding is available to support students’ practice experiences. The deadline to declare the Minor this semester is Wednesday, March 5th. There are no prerequisites to declare. The Declaration Form and additional information about the Minor can be found at: http://blumcenter.ber

UC Davis Study Abroad

Environmental Science and Biology students, As you plan your courses for the rest of the year, think about including a UC Davis Summer Abroad program in your schedule. Enrollment for 2014 is now open. -Earn 8 upper division units in 4 weeks this summer -Most Summer Abroad programs provide eight units of UC credit in four weeks, are taught in English, and are open to students of all majors and class levels. -Summer financial aid applies and credit transfers automatically (UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have specific credit requirements related to financial aid eligibility. -All students should meet with their financial aid office for more information). Summer Abroad Interest Profile Create an online profile at to receive updates and other news for the programs that interest you. Don’t miss: Enrollment Deadline: April 4th Spaces fill on a first-completed, first-reserved basis. Learn how to enroll at

Announcing Spring 2014 Career Services for CED Students

CED EXCLUSIVE Career Counseling 220 Wurster Networking Workshop and Panel | Tuesday, March 4 CED Career Fair | Tuesday, March 18 ABC's of Licensure for Architects | Tuesday, April 8 Alternative Careers in Environmental Design | Tuesday, April 15 Other resources to keep in mind: CareerMail: Want to get timely information about jobs, internships, employer events, professional school, workshops, etc. aimed specifically at Cal students? To sign up for CareerMail, login to Callisto , select "My Profile" and then the "Privacy" tab. CED Undergraduate Advising Blog : Enrichment opportunities and announcements from the office of undergraduate advising. This blog has tons of opportunities to get involved including internships, jobs, volunteer work, leadership and more! Check it out to stay informed! Mentorship: The CED Mentorship program is a great way to enlarge your perspective of the professional world. This opportunity will provide you with valuable exper

Work for Intramural Sports

We have referee positions available, and now is the ideal time to join our staff. No experience is necessary, we will teach you everything you need to know to be a great referee. Intramural Sports offers you flexible hours and the opportunity to work with a group of people who love sports as much as you do. In order to be hired as an Intramural Referee you must attend ALL three days of a hiring clinic for the sport you are interested in. The first evening teaches you the sport rules, the second evening shows you correct positioning on the court/field and the final night is a practical evaluation. For more information on refereeing, email or come in to the Intramural Sports Office on the 2nd floor of the RSF between 10 AM and 4 PM.

3 Units Course: Health Policy Advocacy In Action Group Study

Health Policy Advocacy In Action Group Study PH 298 Section 015, 3 units CCN 76630 Mondays 2-4 pm, 256 University Hall Instructors: Harry Snyder, JD and Sonja Herbert, MPH This group study will provide students with practical advocacy experience and opportunities to work with local organizations to address public health and social justice issues. Students will broaden and deepen their advocacy skills and knowledge and gain exposure in advocacy specific jobs and career paths. Action-learning placement is a required component of the group study. Past Action-learning placements have included projects with Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP), PolicyLink, California Food and Justice Coalition, The California Center for Public Health Advocacy, The Greenlining Institute. Questions? Please email

2014-2015 Anne H. Scott Scholarship in Chinese Studies

The Institute of East Asian Studies is pleased to announce the guidelines for the 2014-15 Anne H. Scott Scholarship in Chinese Studies. This year, two awards of $3000 is available. This scholarship is for UC Berkeley undergraduates with an interest in Chinese history. The scholarship is made possible by a gift from Hugh A. Scott in memory of his late wife, Anne H. Scott (nee Hanrahan) and her work in Chinese history and translation. The scholarship is intended for students who have studied the Chinese language who wish to use their language training to study Chinese history or culture, conduct translation of historical works, or to write a thesis. The guidelines and application form can be found on the IEAS website at . A flyer is also attached for display and forwarding. To apply, students should submit the following materials (by email) to Martin Backstrom, Associate Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2223 Fulton Street

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California’s 2014 Scholarship Competition

Attached as a PDF is an application and instructions on applying for the scholarship.The competition is open to college undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled full-time for the entire 2014-2015 academic year. You do not have to major in Journalism in college to qualify for the scholarship, but you must demonstrate a sincere desire to pursue a career in print, photo, broadcast or online journalism. The scholarships range from $500 to $1,000. The filing deadline for applications is April 1, 2014. Application form also may be obtained on our web site at: If you have any questions, please feel free to call the CCNMA office at (424) 229-9482 or email us at

Oakland Community Builders (OCB)

Oakland Community Builders (OCB) is a yearlong internship program that trains students in organizing strategies while addressing the needs of East Bay communities. OCB partners with local organizations to provide internships to UC Berkeley students interested in community organizing, social justice, and grassroots level change.  Interested in a Cal intern for the 2014-2015 school year? The application is available here: Applications are due Friday, February 14th by 5pm. Before submitting an application, please review the Community Partner Responsibilities and Expectations below. In order to be considered, your designated Supervisor must be available for a community partner orientation in August (Date TBA). For the short answer questions, we recommend writing your responses in a Word document, and saving it before inputting, as answers will be lost if you view a prior page. If you have any questions, please contact Marlen

San Gemini Preservation Studies Program

Our summer 2014 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 15th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014. The programs offered are listed below: Building Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th) Ceramics Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th) Book Bindings Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th) Paper Restoration (July 14th thru August 8th) Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques (July 14th thru August 8th) Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy (July 14th thru August 8th) *Field Projects: Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Carlo (13th Century) Surveying the San Giovanni Battista Church complex (12th Century) Archaeological survey of the public baths in Carsulae To find out more about our program and review the syllabi, please visit our WEBSITE .

U.S PIRG's Campus Organizer

U.S.PIRG’s Campus Organizer position. ( ) Every day, powerful people are making decisions that affect our health, our safety and our future. We're taught these decisions should be based on the public interest: that's how a government of the people, by the people, and for the people is supposed to work. Yet in the real world, on issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends, all too often at the public's expense.  Information sessions and interviews will be held on campus February 25th and 26th.  For more information check out our website, or send me an email at Sincerely, Kat Lockwood Campus Organizer, CALPIRG

Haas Institute 2014 General Summer Fellowship and Law Summer Fellowship Program

General fellows and law fellows will work on a wide range of projects relating to marginalized groups and social cleavages including disability, LGBTQ, race, religion, socio-economic disparities, and the new and emerging research on the global north/global south relations. The General Summer Fellowship Program 2014 will take place from May 20th to August 15th, 2014. All undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are interested in social and racial justice are welcome to apply. Applications are due on March 1st, 2014 . The Law Summer Fellowship Program 2014 will take place from May 12th to August 8th, 2014. Students who are in the process of obtaining their JD degree and are interested in social justice and public interest are welcome to apply. Applications are due on February 20th, 2014. For more details, please see our website:

Platform Studies Showing

Thursday, Feb 6 | 5:00 PM   –  6:00 PM  |  310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall I nspired by media archaeologists such as Wolfgang Ernst and Friedrich Kittler, digital media studies has taken a turn towards the material, "Platform studies" pays attention to the digital apparatus' conditions of making and possibility, but often leaves out reference to racial and gendered economies of labor in the digital industries. This presentation brings together platform studies and woman of color feminism by analyzing the visual cultures of electronic circuit production on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico from 1965-1975. Lisa Nakamura is a Professor in the Department of American Cultures and the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interrogates both the performance of and assumptions embedded in representations of race and ethnicity in digital media, particularly within gaming cultures. These issues are at the forefron

UC Berkeley Washington Program

Fall 2014 UC Berkeley Washington Program is now available online, at: To apply, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have junior or senior standing in the semester you plan to attend. You must also have taken at least two upper-division courses on the UC Berkeley campus, which provide background for the topic you intend to research. Internships are available in a wide variety of DC-based government agencies, nonprofit organizations, policy think-tanks, media outlets, and businesses. Students live in the UC Washington Center at Scott Circle and UCB financial aid is transferrable to DC. Students earn a full semester of UCB academic credit. Fall Semester 2014 applications will be due Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4 P.M . Candidate interviews will be conducted in mid-March for the Fall 2014 UCDC Program. Accepted students will be notified by the end of the month. All UCDC info sessions will be held in Barrows Hall: Thursday, Jan. 23

Class of 2014 Summer Design Scholars

Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company is accepting applications. The submission deadline is midnight Monday, February 17. Selection will be made by March 4. You can learn more about our program (and applicants can apply) at this link: This is the 12th year of the program, and our scholars have reported their experiences to be rewarding and life-changing. Scholars, including international students, have come from the Savannah College of Art + Design, McGill, Universidad de Monterrey, UPenn, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Tulane, Virginia Tech, UVA, Clemson, Penn State, Ohio State, Kansas State, Iowa State, Georgia Tech, University of Cincinnati, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Hampton University. Several Summer Scholar “alumni” have accepted full-time positions with our firm. If you have other questions, please contact Nick Vlattas, , or 757-321-9608  

Paper Submissions- Due Feb. 2, 2014

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 . To submit a paper, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact . Submission Deadline: February 2, 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

2-Unit Course: Other Voices

Other Voices, our 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).

Breakthrough Communities Internship Opportunities

AVAILABLE INTERN POSITIONS System Transformation in a range of institutions from large public hospitals to grassroots community development initiatives · Facilitate meetings and strategic planning · Support interdepartmental quality improvement teams · Research including interviews involving quantitative and qualitative data collection Media and Journalism in a range of institutions from large public hospitals to grassroots community development initiatives · Utilize print, video and web formats to document organizational successes · Research and help produce case studies about climate change and public health, transportation, housing, food security, water and economic opportunity · Digital photography, writing and video skills a plus For more Internships: CONTACT: Batya Gelfand, Intern Coordinator Earth House Center and Breakthrough Communities Project E-mail: EarthHouse Intern Please indicate in the subject of your email “Internship”, which position you are ap

New Course: Urban Geography: Development and Difference

Why do American cities host such extremes of wealth and poverty? Who or what is responsible for gentrification? Why are American cities still segregated by class, race, and ethnicity? These are some of the questions we will address through a broad survey of the geography of American cities. The theme of the course will be how processes of urban development have connected with racial, class, and ethnic difference from the industrial cities of the 19th century to the supposedly “post-racial” metropolises of the present. We will use field trips, reflections on students’ own experiences of urban environments, and readings from diverse perspectives to develop a rich, holistic understanding of American cities and how they have changed. Instructor: Katy Guimond  CCN: 36349  GEOG 170, Section 003 Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-5:00  McCone 145  Open seating, non-majors welcome.

Difference Beyond Recognition Course

New course taught by Professor Greig Crysler: Difference Beyond Recognition Env Des 98 CCN 28807 Env Des 198 CCN 28867 *is a one-unit, five week colloquium, built around the lecture and workshop by the acclaimed author, Manil Suri. The colloquium meets on Tuesday evenings in room 112; Suri’s lecture is part of the Spring lecture series and occurs on Wednesday Feb 12 at 6:30pm; the workshop is the following day from 10-1pm in the Cal Design Center. We will watch three films that will enhance students’ understanding of the issues in Suri’s book – two films by Hanif Kureishi, and one by the Indian director, Onir. *Students who enroll in the colloquium will have the option of reading Suri’s book (a copy will be provided to enrolled students at no charge) prior to the lecture. Food will be provided during an intermission when we are watching the films. A discussion will follow each film. *Suri’s lecture will discuss sexuality and space in Mumbai, India, drawing on