Showing posts from October, 2019

CED Study Abroad Information Session, THIS COMING MONDAY, Nov 4th, 4-5pm

Are you interested in  STUDYING ABROAD ? If so,  mark your calendars!!  CED Study Abroad Information Session Monday, November 4th, 4-5pm 172 Wurster Hall Come learn about:  Study abroad options: UCEAP, Berkeley Summer Abroad, Berkeley Global Internships Financial Aid & Scholarships When to study abroad and what CED requirements can be completed  Programs related to the built environment 

Employment Opportunity with Student PIRG

Are you looking for a full-time job next year where you can fight to protect our environment, our democracy and our future? Apply to work with the Student PIRGs today before our Early Application Deadline on November 1st.   The Student PIRGs are hiring organizers to work on some of the most pressing issues our generation is facing. If you want a job where you can make a real impact  apply today!  Our organizers work full-time to provide students the training, professional support and resources they need to move our country forward while gaining campaign skills and being trained by some of the top organizers in our country. Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not those students make real progress depends on whether they are organized, have the skills to be effective and a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been working for over 40 years to amplify the power of student activism, and

Register your Department for the 2020 UC Berkeley Summer Opportunities Fair

We are pleased to invite your unit to exhibit at the 2020 UC Berkeley Summer Opportunities Fair on Wednesday, February 5th , from 2-4pm in Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union. The Summer Opportunities Fair is a special event for campus units to promote their summer opportunities to 1,000+ Berkeley undergraduate students. Through the fair, you can: Increase awareness of your department’s summer courses and programs Recruit for student jobs, internships, volunteer, and research positions Reach a wide student audience with your services and activities To reserve a table, PLEASE REGISTER HERE by Thursday, November 14th . There is no cost to participate and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register as early as possible. For more information, please email or see our Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions.

New History of Art course: Art, Ecology, & Asia

The End of the World? The Extinction of the human species—the entire Web of Life? Bring together study of the arts of Asia, Ecology, and History —be part of the Ecocritical Humanities! Enroll now in HA38 for the Spring 2020 semester. Professor Greg Levine HA 38 | CCN: 32573 Lectures: Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30-11:00am Discussion Sections: Tuesday, 3, 4, 5pm Open to all students in the humanities, interdisciplinary study, biological and planetary sciences, engineering, etc. No previous art history preparation is necessary.

Scholarship Opportunity – Urban Transformation in Colombia 2020

For our 2020  Urban Transformation  course, offered by Red Tree Study in partnership with Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Medellin, we are delighted to announce that we have a full scholarship, to the value of $2,550 USD, as well as several smaller travel bursaries. This scholarship funds participation in our two-week academic summer course taught by the RIBA-Accredited Architecture School at Pontificia Universidad Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia. Medellin, the birthplace of ‘social urbanism’, was once one of the world’s most dangerous cities, yet is now famous for its pioneering innovative urban projects that have transformed the lives of many of its citizens. It provides a perfect case study for students. The course combines lectures and seminars on campus with site visits and workshops that deliver practical knowledge of the city. Students will visit the metro-cable system, the Museum of Memory and Jardin Circunvalar community garden, for example. During excursion

Introducing... CED Spirit Weeks!

Build a sense of community by showcasing who you are to the College of Environmental Design. Feeling spooky? Wear something to  represent your hometown next Friday ! Want to represent your major? Wear something to represent it the Friday after Halloween! Design and foster the CED community in a way that represents you the best! CED Spirit Weeks: NEXT FRIDAY: Represent your  Hometown NOV. 4-10: Represent your  Major NOV  11-17: Represent  Service NOV. 18-24: Represent  Intersectionality NOV. 25-27: Represent  Family/Heroines/Heroes DEC. 2-8: Represent  Ability Diversity RRR/FINALS WEEK: Represent  Community and Self Care See attached flyer for all themes! Sponsored by: CED Undergraduate Student Council

Explore Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" with the LEP Global Book Club!

Greetings from the SLC Language Exchange Program We are thrilled to invite students to join our Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club ! Each semester, we expand our perspectives by engaging with literature from around the world. As we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice , this semester we will be reading Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo." Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurston’s conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave trade. By staying true to Kossula’s spoken vernacular, Hurston provides an authentic and intimate look at his life–from his upbringing in West Africa, to his horrific experience crossing the Middle Passage, to his significant role in founding Africatown. This timely book gives us the opportunity to examine the lasting legacy of slavery and recognize the African American community’s centuries of resista

Environmental Design Study Abroad Programs

Dear Environmental Design students, Below are some specific programs that may be of interest to you. Use our  hub search tool  and visit the  program pages  for  more details on courses, accommodations, instructor, excursions, fees (financial aid applies!), etc.   Programs are open to all university students. In fact, students from all UCs attend UC Davis programs each summer, and many use summer financial aid from their home campus. Consider creating a  Study Abroad account  and select programs of interest (it only takes 1 minute) to receive updates about enrollment, deadlines, etc! Spain , Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona Courses: Community and Regional Development 153B & 198 or Landscape Architecture 191 & 198 Discover the many lessons we can take home from Barcelona on housing development and neighborhood regeneration efforts. Bhutan—GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon Courses: Landscape Architecture 150 & 198 or Applied Biological Systems Technology

Improve your writing skills with Art of Writing Courses (Spring 2020)

Enrollment Now Open for Undergraduates Art of Writing  courses teach UC Berkeley undergraduates to write clearly and eloquently in a variety of forms. These intimate courses develop advanced skills in close reading and artful writing, and provide students with intensive feedback on their work. Enrollment in  Spring 2020  courses listed below is now open.  Additional information is available on the  Art of Writing   website .  Comparative Literature 190 Tues Thurs | 9:30-11 am Timothy Hampton & Kathryn Crim Writing About Words and Music Class Number 18544 Academic Guide College Writing 175 Tues Thurs | 2-3:30 pm Michael Larkin & Ryan Sloan Players, Spectators, and Fanatics: Writing on the Cultures of Sports Class Number 30357 Academic Guide English 166 Mon Weds | 12-1 pm Susan Schweik, Max Stevenson, & Tara Phillips Grant Writing, Food Writing, Food Justice Class Number 30379 Academic Guide Integrative Biology 101 Tues Thurs | 2-3:30 pm Paul Fine Intro

Scholarship for Architecture Students from Alaska

The AIA Alaska chapter is accepting applications their scholarship program. Please see the letter attached below regarding the AIA Alaska Scholarship Program. Additional information about the scholarship can be found by visiting and clicking the scholarship program link under Chapter Resources.

Employment Opportunity for Recent Graduates or Graduate Students

Please see details of the job listing below: "We’ve recently purchased a property in Grass Valley and are looking for someone to work with us on the design. We have a limited budget and are open to any and all types of assistance and collaboration.  Happy to talk about a consultation/review process or to work with someone from start to finish. The house is currently approximately 1,500 sq ft excluding a granny unit and deck and sits on 4 usable acres. It’s a truly charming property with great flow and potential. Thank you in advance for your interest. Contact information: Lisa & Badger 718-807-8746

Dia De Los Muertos Altar Exhibition at Wurster Gallery


Clinton Global Initiative University - Application due Nov. 4th

Apply to Attend the Clinton Global Initiative University Deadline: November 4th, 2019  The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for students committed to social impact to join its next cohort. In addition to year-long engagement opportunities, all accepted students will be invited to CGI U’s first-ever international meeting hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton at the University of Edinburgh. Each CGI U student must make a Commitment to Action : a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on campus, in the community, or in a different part of the world. Learn more and apply here.  Want to receive advising on your application? Sign up for virtual office hours with UC Berkeley Alumna & CGI U Mentor, Lauren Valdez. If you have questions about CGI U, contact Blum Center Innovation Program Coordinator, Chloe Gregori, at

CONTEST ALERT: The Prizes and Honors program

The Prizes Program at UC Berkeley ( is an important forum for rewarding creative expression and scholarly achievement by Berkeley's finest students. Winners receive both recognition and a cash prize, which is coordinated with the winner's financial aid package. Prize competitions are open to students of any major. Successful, even prominent, artists and poets in our society found that winning an award at Berkeley was a pivotal experience in their artistic careers. Prizes are administered under the direction of the Academic Senate Committee on Prizes. Copies of the essays and poetry submissions chosen to receive prizes are archived at the Bancroft Library at the end of each year. Please note the Fabilli Hoffer contest is the only contest that is open to faculty and staff as well as students.  (The Fabilli-Hoffer topic this year is: "Confidence without attitude".    Please check contest deadlines for each contest on the web-site https://financ

Workshop Event: The Art of Mentorship

Come learn practical tools to help you not only find a good mentor but be a good mentee as you navigate your time at Cal. RSVP HERE:

Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 27th

Hey friends, Your comm unity farm’s annual Harvest Festival is right around the corner! Do you enjoy gardening, eating organic fruits and vegetables, learning about sustainable urban farming, and helping to make your community a better place? Us too!! That’s why we want you to join us at the   UC Gill Tract Community Farm (1050 San Pablo Ave. Albany CA) on Sunday October 27, 2019 from 10AM-5PM for our 6th annual Harvest Festival .   Feel free to just stop by for the activities that interest you most, or hang out with us all day! So far our schedule looks like this: 10AM - 12PM Kids activities in the Ladybug Patch T eam farming: Get your hands dirty with other friendly farmers, harvesting for lunch and tending the land, with music by   #DJMattHaze of MoreSF Ancestral Altar building in the Ladybug Patch: bring photos, momentos, art and/or offerings to add to the community altar, seeded by the     POC Homeschoolers of Oaklan d   . The community altar is a multi-

It's National Transfer Student Week!

Dear Transfers, As you may know, this week October 21st through October 25th is National Transfer Student Week, and we want to celebrate with you! This week, we will be hosting a series of special events to connect you with other transfers, destress, and celebrate all of your unique experiences and accomplishments as transfer students at Cal. Stop by on any (or all!) of the dates below to share your transfer student pride with us! ________________________________________________________________________________ SHARE YOUR TRANSFER PRIDE In honor of this week, we want to hear about YOUR transfer journey. Share your story in a photo or video on Social Media (Instagram or Facebook) about why you are proud to be a transfer student.  Make sure to use the hashtags #MyUCTransferStory and #NationalTransferWeek !  To enter our contest: 1. Please make sure to follow us on social media (@CalTransfers) 2. Tag us in your post to be entered to win a HYDROFLASK! ___