Showing posts from November, 2019

Thanksgiving Break Advising Schedule

The CED Advising Office will be closed beginning Wednesday, 11/27 at noon until the end of the week. We will be back during regular hours the following Monday, 12/2. November 25-29 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri AM (10-12) Isela, Anthony Omar Omar Holiday Holiday PM: (1-4) Omar, Anthony, Susan  Isela, Heather Isela, Heather Holiday Holiday

More UGBA Courses for Non-Haas Majors

Below is a list of Special Topics courses which were added recently to the UGBA Spring 2020 schedule. Non-Haas students are encouraged to add themselves to the waitlist during the remaining Phase II enrollment period. Once adjustment period starts on January 6th, students from the waitlist will be added to UGBA courses on a space available basis. UGBA 167.1 (Class Number: 11623) Special Topics in Marketing:  Marketing Analytics  with Giovanni Compiani -  3 units ; MW 12:30PM-2:00PM UGBA 192T.5 (Class Number: 11781) Topics in Corporate Social Responsibility:  Impact Startup Disco  w/ Jorge Calderon-  1 unit ; This is uniquely scheduled on weekends with the following schedule:  Friday, January 24th - 5pm-7pm Friday, February 7th - 4pm-8pm Saturday, February 8th - 9am-4pm Sunday, February 9th - 12pm-4pm UGBA 192T.6 (Class Number: 32509) Topics in Corporate Social Responsibility:  Financial Tools for Social Impact  w/ Brent Copen-  3 units;  TTh 11:00AM-12:30PM

Arts & Culture in Israel

JS121, Arts & Culture in Israel, taught by visiting professor Stephanie Rotem from Tel Aviv University still has open seats!

“Frontiers” in American History and Culture

American Studies 10 – “Frontiers” in American History and Culture TTh 9:30-11:00 am -  141 McCone; plus one one-hour discussion section per week Instructors: C. Palmer/M. Brilliant Class # 18860 -  4 units Few, if any, concepts in American history and culture resonate more powerfully and reverberate more persistently than the “frontier.” This course will explore multiple manifestations of the frontier in United States history and culture, from the nineteenth century western frontier, to the early twentieth century overseas frontier associated with U.S. expansion abroad, to the mid-twentieth century’s “crabgrass” (or, suburban), “atomic,” and “final” (space) frontiers, to the late twentieth century’s “digital” / “electronic” frontier.  Each of these frontiers will serve as a lens through which we will introduce students to the concepts and methods of American Studies. This course satisfies the Historical Studies AND the Social and Behavioral Sciences L&S breadth requi

Join the EOP/USP Intake Internship!

"LOOKING FOR UNITS NEXT SEMESTER? Join the EOP/USP Intake Internship to learn how to effectively serve the needs of low-income, first-generation, and historically underrepresented students! Role of the Student Intake: The intake office is the hub of the Educational Opportunity Program which supports first-generation, low income, and underrepresented students at the UC Berkeley campus. The student intake staff are the first point of contact when students come into the office. It is through this position that students, faculty, and staff form their impression of EOP/USP and the work that we do. Therefore, they must represent the department in a professional manner while maintaining an ever-important personal approach. Student Intakes are well-informed, professional, welcoming, and efficient in order to enhance student’s academic performance and assist in their journey at Berkeley. As an intern you will: participate in weekly training seminars that critically examine

Migration, Border Geographies, and Decolonial Movements

GEOG 167AC:  MIGRATION, BORDER GEOGRAPHIES and DECOLONIAL MOVEMENTS Instructor: Diana Negrín da Silva Tu-Th 12:30-2:00 Class number #30924 Sharecropper  (1952) Elizabeth Catlett (Washington D.C. 1915-Cuernavaca, Mexico 2012) T his course examines how today’s Latinx geographies were shaped by racialized and regionalized discourse and practice, setting the foundation for contemporary struggles over political, economic and social borders and identities along and across the Latin American diaspora.   Specifically, the course incorporates the study of the United States’ relationship with Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean in order to understand how these histories map onto the productions of borders, regimes of migration and citizenship, and movements that increasingly articulate a decolonial turn in intellectual thought and within political and social action. We begin by exploring Mesoamerica and the Caribbean as physical and human spaces that were profoundly

EOP STEM's Mentorship Program is now receiving applications for Spring 2020

EOP STEM is searching for students that are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee for the EOP STEM Mentorship program. This mentorship provides student-to-student guidance to support for 1st generation, low-income and historically underrepresented college students in the STEM field to help them succeed at UC Berkeley. Mentor application: Mentee application: Applications due: January 10th

Courses to fulfill you Breadth Requirements

Big Ideas Courses L&S 25 : Thinking Through Art and Design@Berkeley: Public Art and Belonging (L. Raiford, L. Kroiz)                                    Breadth: Arts and Literature L&S Discovery Courses L&S C60U/GERMAN C25 : Revolutionary Thinking: Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (K. Feldman)                               Breadth: Philosophy and Values L&S C70T/ASTRON C12/EPS C12 : The Planets (C. Dressing, R. Jeanloz)                           Breadth: Physical Science L&S C70V/PHYSICS C10 : Physics for Modern Citizens (N. Ji)                           Breadth: Physical Science L&S C70W/PHYSICS C21 : Physics and Music (T. Buehler)                         Breadth: Physical Science L&S C70Y/EPS C20 : Earthquakes in Your Backyard (R. Burgmann)                         Breadth: Physical Science L&S 70C:  Living on the Edge (N. Sitar, R. Kayen)                         Breadth: Physical Science  L&S 180AC:  Archa

New Spring 2020 course: Innovation in Disaster Response

Apply to join  DevEng 290:   Innovation in Disaster Response  - a new class offered in Spring 2020! In this class, students will leverage technology toolkits (e.g. machine learning, IoT, AR/VR) to work on challenges related to Disaster Response. Students will learn methods from design and systems thinking to create a technology-based intervention that addresses specific needs identified by problem partners (including and the World Bank). Interventions will be designed for specific use cases, tested and presented to a committee of external stakeholders for feedback at the end of the course.  All disciplinary backgrounds welcome - no technical experience is required! Information sessions: Monday Nov 25, 4 pm, Blum Hall B100 Thursday Dec 5, 4 pm, Blum Hall 330 Wednesday Dec 11, 3 pm Blum Hall 330 Course details and application link:  DevEng 290: Innovation in Disaster Response Class # 27940 Friday 1-4pm Apply here : Have questions? Reach out to

Study Abroad for Spring Break

Have your study abroad experience during Spring Break! - Travel to one of our abroad locations - Learn from local faculty & renowned industry experts - Gain knowledge through hands on experience - Access our Alumni Network & Career Development Benefits SPRING 2020 PROGRAM ICELAND:  March 8-15, 2020 & March 15-22, 2020 PERU:  March 14-22, 2020 JAPAN:  March 7-15, 2020 Course C atalog

CONTEST: The Food System Vision Prize

The Food System Vision Prize , launched by the Rockefeller Foundation and powered by SecondMuse and OpenIDEO , is officially accepting submissions! Now through January 31, we’re looking for Visions that answer the question: How might we envision regenerative and nourishing food futures for 2050? As a Food System Vision Prize participant (a.k.a. Visionary) you will be tasked with developing a concrete and actionable Vision for your chosen place—town, state/province, region, bioregion, watershed, or country—through a systems approach. $2M will be distributed to the Top Visionaries, who will be eligible to receive a prize of $200,000 each.  In early November, we held kickoff webinars for interested university-affiliated participants. I've included the link here , in case you’re interested in diving in. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to sign up to receive updates! Please let me know if you have any additional questions. We hope you can join us!

Arts & Literature breadth course: Spanish-American Fiction in English Translation

SPANISH 142:  Spanish-American Fiction in English Translation Prof. Estelle Tarica | 4 units | MWF, 3-4pm  | CN: 32672  This course will be devoted to reading and analysis of modern and contemporary fiction by Spanish-American authors. We will read novels by Alejandro Zambra, Roberto Bolaño, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Yuri Herrera, Valeria Luiselli and Julián Herbert. We will approach these works as windows onto the past and present of the region and discuss themes of memory, human rights, national and ethnic identities, globalization, and the pathways of political change. The course will explore the diverse practices of reading and critical analysis that these literary works may demand. Secondary readings will provide historical, literary-historical and political context and will be an important part of our discussion. These readings will also help us hone in on a key question that has been central to the tradition of Spanish-American literary critique: how do

CAC-LGBTQ Presents: QT Community Town Hall

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the LGBTQ Communities at Cal (CAC-LGBTQ) presents the QT Community Town Hall. This event will serve as an opportunity for faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, and community members to discuss matters pertinent to the Queer/Trans community on campus and beyond. Afterwards, there will be a reception with food and drinks for community mingling and further, more personal conversations. Please offer any suggestions or questions at . December 3rd, 2019 3p-5p Eshleman Hall, 5th floor See you there!

Science Meets Science - After the Wildfires: Where Should We Live?

Science Meets Science - After the Wildfires: Where Should We Live? Public Forum: Monday, November 25, 5:30 - 7:30 PM | Anthony Hall ( RSVP ) Round Table: Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 - 7:30 PM | 775 Tan Hall ( RSVP ) Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for a public forum on policy issues surrounding housing, wildfires, and where we should build. We will be joined by: Scott Stephens , UC Berkeley Professor in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Laurie Johnson , Urban Planning Consultant Louise Comfort , Visiting Scholar at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) In addition, join us the following week for our Policy Roundtable (Wednesday, December 4, 5:30- 7:30 | Tan Hall, Room 775) where you can form teams with expert advisors to write white papers and policy memos regarding this topic. Pizza will be provided!

11/18 - 11/22 Celebrate International Education Week with Berkeley Study Abroad


Intern with San Francisco Public Works!

2020 Summer Student Intern Program Engineering · Architecture · Planning· Computer Science/Information Services The City and County of San Francisco is seeking student interns for various engineering and architecture disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Surveying · GIS · IT staff. The City Departments that employ interns are the Airport Commission (SFO), Department of Building Inspection (DBI), Department of Technology (DT), Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), Port of San Francisco (Port), San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Public Works, and Recreation and Park Department (RPD). Interns will gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of experienced professional engineers, architects, planners and surveyors. Interns will participate in various activities in the respective City Departments. Positions may be available in the following Areas: Architecture Geographic Information System Sto

Undocumented Student Healing and Support Space every Tuesday at Chavez 105

"Claiming Our Stories" Undocumented Student Healing and Support Space Tuesdays in November (11/5, 11/12, 11/19, & 11/26, 2019) 5:15-6:30pm Chavez 105 For questions, contact Diana Peña at (510) 664-7483 (confidential voicemail)

Cal-ADAR Mentored Research program - now accepting Applications for Spring 2020

Cal-ADAR , Berkeley's mentored research program in demography of aging for underrepresented undergrads is  now  accepting applications for its Spring 2020 cohort. Demography of aging uses data to examine life course – how early life events or situations influence later life – and population studies – births, deaths, migrations. For the spring 2020 semester, the priority deadline is  December 7, 2019,  although we will accept applications through  January 15, 2020.  Through financial support, mentoring, internships and other opportunities, Cal-ADAR will provide you a frame of reference on graduate school in some area of population research: sociology, public health, geography, economics, public policy or another field. You will also gain marketable skills and experience for after graduation. To start, you need to meet  eligibility  requirements, be  interested in graduate school  as a possible goal, and want to  learn how to work with data . Cal-ADAR provides

Projects for Undergraduate Research Assistance - Applications due 12/1

The Berkeley Center for New Media is offering three research assistant positions with our amazing graduate students! Each position is worth $1,000 and requires approximately 65 hours of work. You'll be paid the full amount after your supervisor confirms you have worked 30 hours and they anticipate you will complete the remaining portion. You will also receive BCNM new media certificate credit for EITHER engagement OR graduate level research upon completion of the project! To apply, read the descriptions of projects  here  and fill in the application online and  here ! If you are interested in multiple projects,  please submit separate applications for each project . Applications are due on  December 1, 2019 . ______________________________________________ Projects for Undergraduate Research Assistance 2020 Magical Music Mat  The Magical Musical Mat (MMM) is a communication platform that uses touch and music as prosocial resources. It is current