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CED Big Give

On  March 8th , CED will be raising money through the University-wide day-of-giving known as the  BIG GIVE . This year is special, because ALL $$ raised will go towards a  Diversity Scholarship Fund , and if donations reach   $100K , the fund will become a  PERMANENT ENDOWMENT ! What can you do to help, then?  Well, here's a list of ways to help us reach this exciting goal (that was promoted by the active engagement of CED students last year btw): 1)  Tell your story!   CED's  development team is working hard reaching out to alumni, but donors really want to hear from students! Help them get the word out about how important this opportunity is through this link:   testimonial form .     2)   Come hang out!   The dev team will have a table at the  Circus on   March 2nd  and during the Big Give on   March 8th   to talk to alumni about the need for a permanent diversity fund. Volunteer to help at the table here:  ced.berkeley.edu/biggive form 3)  Post it!  Not

Discount on LSAT tutoring

My name is Eliza Nimmich, and I am a co-founder at  Tutor the People : an online and in-person tutoring and test prep company. Since our inception in 2012, we have worked with pre-graduate students of all fields to help them achieve their goal of medical school admission. We match students one-on-one with LSAT tutors who score in the 94th percentile or above on the exam.  We would like to offer your readers a $100 discount on our tutoring services using the custom coupon code  special100 . Could you possibly mention Tutor the People and include a  link  on your CED Advising Blog: FREE LSAT Practice Test page? Here is the  direct   link  to our LSAT prep:  https://tutorthepeople.com/ test-prep/lsat . In addition, you will find our current scholarship offered for pre-law students on this page. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your time. Best wishes, Eliza eliza@tutorthepeople.com

[CEDSOC] International Students - CED

One of our current CEDSOC board goals is to bring international students at CED closer together. This year I am chair of international student outreach. So, if you identify as an international student   please click here and answer this short survey  It will not take you more than 30 seconds. Keep in mind that we do not have any definition for "international student," so as long as you feel identified, I strongly encourage you to fill out this survey. 

Intelligent Human Systems Integration 2019 International Conference

International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2019)                                           Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, California USA,  February 7-10, 2019    You are cordially invited to submit an abstract for paper presentation or poster demonstration at the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2019) which will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, California USA,  February 7-10, 2019  ( http://ihsint.org ).                                                                                                                               IHSI 2019 Conference aims to provide a global forum for presenting and discussing novel approaches, design tools, methodologies, techniques, and solutions for integrating people, intelligent technologies, human-computer solutions, automation, and artificial cognitive systems in all areas of human endeavor in industry, economy, government, and education. Se

Paid opportunity for summer work on city planning research for undergraduates

UC Berkeley undergraduates are invited to apply for the 2018 Student Mentoring & Research Teams (SMART) Program.  Two projects are related to city planning! The application deadline is  Thursday, March 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (PST) . SMART is a summer program designed to encourage graduate student  professional development and to foster undergraduate research through mentoring. Approximately 24 undergraduate mentees will be selected; each mentee will work with a graduate student research mentor in summer 2018 and receive a $3,500 stipend.   Undergraduates can apply to any project they choose and need not be a major or minor in the department in which the project is listed.  As there are a number of interdisciplinary projects available for the 2018 SMART Program, we encourage interested undergraduates to read through all projects listed at  http://smart.berkeley.edu/u ndergraduate/ . If you are interested in applying to the 2018 SMART Program, please visit our website at  http:/

Support group for Undocumented Students

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UCB Summer Study Abroad - Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Portugal

Applications Now Open! Info session this Wednesday! Join Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe, Portugal   for an intensive, fast-paced learning experience, where you will learn from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, executives from Silicon Valley companies, and experts from across the globe. Berkeley students spend the first week in Porto, Portugal for a series of challenges, leadership training, and team formation built on the foundations of the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship . Afterwards, you will travel to Cascais to collaborate with over 60 mentors and 400 students from all over the world. Don't miss your chance to hear from highly successful entrepreneurs and gain invaluable insight into starting your own company. Whether you’re a seasoned student entrepreneur or have barely heard of Silicon Valley, this program gives you an incredible opportunity to explore your passion and potential within the startup scene and the world of business. *The pro

SMART Summer Research for Undergrads!

The Graduate Division is pleased to invite undergraduate students to apply for the 2018 Student Mentoring & Research Teams (SMART) Program.  The deadline for undergraduates to apply has been extended to  Thursday, March 1, 2018 . Undergraduates can apply to any one of 24 projects, whether in or beyond their major. Specific qualifications can be found in the application materials. Undergraduates receive one-on-one mentoring from graduate students and a summer stipend in the amount of $3,500. Undergraduate applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the upcoming informational meeting on Monday, February 26, from  1 to 2 p.m.  in 309 Sproul Hall. More information on the program and a link to the application portal can be found on the SMART Website at  http://smart.berkeley.edu/u ndergraduate/

Great program for students interested in Environmental Policy! Deadline soon!

Impact is a one year program for people who want to organize to make a difference on the most important environmental and public interest issues happening in the country today. You could be like Emma Fisher, whose organizing helped to stop an unnecessary highway expansion in Wisconsin. Or you could be like Kari Ross, who is fighting fracking in Texas. Or you could be like Meghan Hassett, organizing to convince more cities in Massachusetts to go 100% renewable. Our spring application deadline is March 5 . You can apply online here and we'll contact you to set up an interview. If you can see yourself next year organizing to make a difference for our health and environment, apply to join the Impact team. With Impact, you make a difference now. The work you do builds the power we need to win more victories and you gain the experience that other groups look for when hiring new advocates and campaign directors.

Upcoming conference on race and inequality

From the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society: Our upcoming Race & Inequality in America: The Kerner Commission at 50 conference is being held on Feb 27–March 1 on the 50th anniversary of the release of the Kerner Commission Report, which we hope people in your department will be interested in attending. The Kerner@50 conference, which we are hosting with the 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University and the Economic Policy Institute, will gather many high-profile speakers from around the country to tackle issues related to race and inequality in the areas of housing, education, jobs, policing, health, and more. Some of the speakers include President Obama’s housing chief Shaun Donovan, former US Senator Fred Harris, NAACP Legal Defense Fund president Sherrilyn Ifill, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and many Berkeley scholars whose work is dedicated to advancing racial equity. We have also commissioned new pieces from several innovativ

Art + Feminism + Race + Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Art + Feminism + Race + Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Drop in any time, stay as long as you like! Tuesday, March 6, 12:00pm-5:00pm Moffitt 405 Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge. Let’s change that! Drop by the A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own! This year, we're partnering with the American Cultures program and expanding the scope to highlight the theme of race and justice. We are now calling it the Art+Feminism+Race+Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon . People of all gender identities and expressions welcome. Bring a laptop. Drop in for half an hour or stay for the whole afternoon. No editing experience necessary; we’ll provide training and assistance. Optional: Tra

New Summer Minor: Race and Law

Attached is a flyer for the new summer minor in Race and Law offered by the African American Studies and Ethnic Studies departments. Please share this summer opportunity with your students. Also, it's not on the flyer but any student questions about the minor can be directed to:  racelawminor@berkeley.edu Click here for the link to the flyer.

Sustainability - Bright Green News!

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FEBRUARY 2018 New Office Instagram Launches Welcome to our new Instagram platform! Instagram is a photo-sharing social media popular among students, and we believe it is a visually creative way for everyone in our community to express their sustainability aspiration and passion. Our new Instagram “calsustainability” will feature events and research on campus, lifestyle tips, sustainable eatery features, green ideas from around the world – all in beautiful photos! Come join us, contribute, at instagram.com/calsustainabilit y and learn more Pac-12 Zero Waste Game Day, Feb. 24 This Saturday Cal will be defending the champion title for the 4th year in the Pac-12 Road to Zero Waste Competition, at the Men's basketball game against University of Washington. Come and support Cal and zero waste efforts! Find out more.   GO BEARS! Reframing our relationship with water Saving water in California has become part of our new reality. Berkeley is reframing