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New Program for Post-Grads: Experience Lab at UC Berkeley

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  Over the past year, a team of educators and administrators at Experience Institute and Sage Corps have collaborated to create a new program for recent college graduates or individuals considering graduate school.   Experience Lab is a new 6-month post-college program that combines specific content tracks with Field Experiences in one of fourteen cities around the world – all at a fraction of a cost of a traditional master’s degree.     We are thrilled to announce that the first cohort will launch at UC Berkeley. Diana Wu, the Dean of UC Berkeley's extension programs shared the following:   "In line with our continued push to stay at the forefront of innovative higher ed programming, we are proud to be the first university program worldwide to host Experience Lab as a post-bac certificate program. In combining our world class curriculum with impactful global field experience - Experience Lab has created an exciting bridge to today's global workforce."

Bamboo Architecture and Environmental Design Farming Opportunity in Ecuador!

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Bamboo Architecture and Environmental Design Farming Opportunity in Ecuador! Winter Break Dates January 5-15th for 2 units of credit, Summer Dates on website. 7 spots left and filling fast! This winter, Regeneration Field Institute (RFI) is offering opportunities for university students to collaborate with our coalition of builders and community members striving to rebuild communities with sustainable green technology through harnessing the power and strength of locally sourced species of bamboo in both urban city and rural agricultural regions. Students will receive lessons and instruction from world-renowned Ecuadorian architectural professors, carpenters, and bamboo farmers who have been actively rebuilding since the earthquake, as well as have the opportunity to collaborate with local university engineering and architecture students. Students will also be instructed in the use of tools with the ultimate goal of building a community structure and help develop our new ecol

Projects for Undergraduate Research Assistance

The  Berkeley Center for New Media   is pleased to offer two undergraduate research fellowships for Spring 2019! Selected students will have the opportunity to work closely with new media graduate students on dissertation-level research. Each fellowship comes with a stipend of $1,000. To apply, read the descriptions of projects below, then: Write your name then the name of the project for which you are applying in the subject of the email (ex. Subject: Your Name - Algorithmic Gentrification) Attach your resume In the body of the email, write a paragraph expressing your interest in the position (don't forget to add any qualifications you may have) Send to me at  lara@berkeley.edu If you are interested in multiple projects,  please send separate emails for each application . Applications are due on  December 1, 2018 . Projects for Undergraduate Research Assistance Project One: “Speculating the Smart City with the Heart Sounds Bench: D├ętourning Data and Surveillan

Bio Research Student Survey

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One of our MCB Peer Advisors is working on a class project to find out more about the student experience in research. We'd love to have your help advertising this survey to students interested and/or involved in bio-related research. Please let me know if you have any questions.  https://tinyurl. com/ berkeleyundergraduatebiology

la Gran Tamalada at the MCC

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Join the Chicanx Latinx Student Development Center at the 2018 Annual Gran Tamalada to heal from the chaos around us; honor the significance of corn in our lives/countries and recognize/celebrate our From Day One graduate students, the new Latinx Caucus Facilitators, and this year's 2018 UCB Chicana Latina Foundation scholarship awardees. Everyone is welcome.    La Gran Tamalada Fri Nov 30th @ the Multicultural Community Center 5:30-7pm   *You may click on the photo to enlarge it*

Research opportunities via the Human Rights Center

1) Indigenous Scholar Fellowship 2019 Thanks to the support of the Full Circle Fund, the Human Rights Center is offering  two fellowships to indigenous-identified students working on indigenous issues  in our 2019 Human Rights Fellowship Cohort. These fellows will spend 6 to 8 weeks working with an organization of their choosing during summer 2019. Fellows will also produce a written or documentary piece for publication and present at our annual Fellowship Conference. 2) Human Rights Fellowship 2019 The Human Rights Center Fellowship provides $5,000 awards to UC Berkeley  undergraduate, graduate or graduating students  to conduct human rights-related projects with a partner organization over the summer and to participate in the year-long fellowship. Since 1994, we've enabled more than 325 fellows to work on pressing human rights issues around the world.  Applications for both are due on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by 5pm. Application:  https://www.law. berkeley.

Job Opportunity for CED Students

Students! Cal Parking and Transportation Department is looking for an awesome intern to oversee our mobility solutions efforts (bikeshare and scooters) on campus! Email Dave (our TDM manager) if you have any questions!  The first review will be on November 15! Application:  https://app. joinhandshake.com/jobs/ 2124142/share_preview?fbclid= IwAR2LDs- W0L40lh63HejJ6tFzgzaMSefE2oePN Al4cSUjEmrJeDHEVvMBWiY

Arts Entrepreneurship course

LS 105 Arts Entrepreneurship provides students interested in the arts and/or business with the opportunity to develop an idea for an arts organization and turn it into a functioning, sustainable enterprise. Building on each student’s own connection to the arts, the course teaches how to invent an arts organization and define its mission, locate the organization within a community, develop its offerings via products, services and public programs, and manage the organization’s numerous operational features. 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 entrepreneurs, including: Building an arts community Strategic planning for arts organizations Mission and program development Fundraising Financial management Marketing The course combines

An exciting new 2-credit course sponsored by the A&H Dean's Office

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I'm writing to let you know about a  new 2-credit course  that I hope will interest many of your students.  It's called  "Entrepreneurship for All: An Insiders' Guide to Start Ups."   The course is sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Dean's Office, and carries the number  HUM120.   The course will be taught by two experts who have extensive experience in launching successful start ups (one is the founder of Guitar Hero).  They  want to offer their knowledge and expertise to Berkeley students in L&S.  Each week will feature one lecture with hands-on training, and one guest lecture by a Silicon Valley thought-leader from companies including Google, Facebook, Netflix, Khan Academy, Louis Vuitton and the like.  The three student teams whose start up plans are voted the most promising get to pitch their ideas to outside venture capitalists.   While many L&S students ask, ""What can I do with my degree?" the instructors feel that L&a

Women4Climate

Open to all female innovators!  Women4Climate Tech Challenge C40 and Autodesk launched the  Women4Climate Tech Challenge , a global competition designed to spark innovation and accelerate climate solutions from women in the tech community. Projects must be women-led and may address a wide range of urban sustainability issues, such as mobility, food, waste, water, buildings, urban farming, and air quality.  Applications are due by 30 November 2018.

ESPM 171A Spring 2019

Please share with students that  ESPM 171A Critical Zone Characterization using Geophysical Methods  is now open for enrollment in Spring 2019.  This class provides an introduction to the use of environmental geophysical methods and data integration approaches to quantify critical zone properties and interactions across compartments, from within the bedrock through the vegetative canopy. The course syllabus can be found  here .

BioD's final workshop for the semester!

BioD's final workshop for the semester! We hope to see you at BioD's final workshop for the semester! Nature already has created solutions to countless problems, and we want to show you how to practically draw inspiration from natural principals! We'll be workshopping the bio-inspired design process going from biological discoveries through designing technologies and creative ideation of applications. Come out to learn about cool science, your creative juices flowing, and eat some Sliver pizza! Principles of Bio-Inspired Design Workshop Hosted by Bio-Inspired Design at Berkeley (BioD) Thursday, Nov. 15 7-8pm Location: TBD- See Facebook page Bio-Inspired Design at Berkeley for updates!

EOP/USP Newsletter

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NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER Hello Everyone, Welcome back to another newsletter from your EOP/USP family! We hope midterms are treating you all well. You just have one more month of school, you are almost there! Below, we have compiled resources EOP and USP offer students as well as resources from campus partners. We hope these resources will help you successfully navigate Cal and continue to provide opportunities for you! If you have further questions regarding any of the resources please stop by 119 Chavez to talk to an Academic Counselor or Peer Academic Counselor. Appointments:  510.642.7224 Quick Questions:  advising@berkeley.edu In community, EOP/USP   Important Reminders Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request form is now entirely online!  Click here  for more information on how to submit. Friday, November 30th, is the last day to submit  late  change of class schedule request for students in the Co