Latest News as of 2/7/17

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1) Check your Schedule
2) SLC Writing Prog
3) CalCentral Job
4) Golden Bear O Ldr Pos
5) Be a Test Study
6) Su17 Enroll Now!
7) Lipson Prize
8) UCDC Info Session
9) Talk on Russia

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1) Check your Schedule

Check your Schedule

Check your schedule today.
Friday February 10 is the ADD/DROP DEADLINE.

Make sure your schedule is as it should be.
Drop anything you do not need.
Drop off of waitlists you do not need.

After Fri Feb 10, you will have to petition the deans at the College to make changes.
Not fun. And not guaranteed.

Check your schedule.

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2) SLC Writing Prog

SLC Writing Prog

We’re excited to announce that SLC Writing Program services are back in full effect! Our friendly, dedicated writing tutors are eager to partner with writers throughout their academic journey this semester. Whether writers are drafting a lab report, outlining their first research paper, or polishing a senior thesis, we look forward to supporting their work!

http://slc.berkeley.edu/writing

Student Learning Center is located in the Cesar Chavez building in the southwest corner.
Visit us in Drop-In. M-F  10am-5pm
Book an appointment
Request a weekly tutor

http://slc.berkeley.edu/writing

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3) CalCentral Job

CalCentral Job

Wanted:  Student CalCentral User Experience (UX) Designer  to Transform the Online Student Experience at UC Berkeley

Want to help reimagine the future and how students do academic planning, manage their financial aid, or pay a bill? CalCentral and the Student Information Systems Project (sisproject.berkeley.edu) has replaced the current admissions, academic planning, enrollment, financial aid, and student billing systems (including Bearfacts, TeleBEARS, myFinAid, and CARS).

A Student UX Designer is needed to work on the UX / Portal Team to design updates and new features for CalCentral. The student should have experience with the full design lifecycle, including student research, journey mapping, ethnography, needs analysis, workflows, screen and UI design, prototyping, and user testing.

You’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of professional and student developers, designers, project managers, and support staff.  The position starts immediately and lasts through the Spring with the possibility of continuing part-time in the Summer.  Pay is $18.50/hour.

For more information, review the job description (tinyurl.com/UX-Design-Assistant) and Handshake. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Justin Kirk – justin.kirk@berkeley.edu.

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4) Golden Bear O Ldr Pos

Golden Bear O Ldr Pos

Orientation is vital to all of our students and the campus community, and we want our new undergraduate students to feel welcomed and supported by all of their fellow students and the entire campus community. We are seeking 1,000 volunteer Orientation Leaders to become some of the first people to welcome and support our new students during the Golden Bear Orientation (CalSo is no longer happening.) In addition to gaining communication and leadership skills, Golden Bear Orientation Leaders will receive priority registration for Phase I of spring 2018 classes, access to exclusive career development opportunities, and lots of swag. The position is open to undergraduate students of all colleges, majors, and personality types.

Interested students can check out the job description and application.
DEADLINE to APPLY:   4 p.m. on February 24, 2017

http://nss.berkeley.edu/content/gbo-orientation-leader

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5) Be a Test Study

Be a Test Study

Dear Student,

You are invited to participate in a research study evaluating the effectiveness of mobile phone-delivered exercise goals in getting individuals to exercise more (CPHS ID:2016-03-8609). The study involves 2 five-minute in-person sessions (1116 Etcheverry) and daily use of an iPhone app for 4 months. Participants will receive up to $25 via an Amazon Gift Certificate for participation in this study.

If you are interested in becoming physically active, own an iPhone 5s or newer model, are willing to keep your phone in your pockets during the day, are willing to install and use an iPhone app developed for this research, and speak and read English; then please go to https://berkeley.qualtrics.com/jfe5/form/SV_a3gqw9MIRNyq2oZ for a brief online form with questions to determine eligibility for the study.

If you would like more information or have any questions about participating, please contact Mo Zhou (mzhou@berkeley.edu).

Individuals meeting any of the following criteria are NOT eligible to participate.

1. Known medical conditions or physical problems that require special attention in an exercise program
2. Planning an international trip during the next 4 months
3. Pregnant/gave birth during the past 6 months
4. Severe hearing or speech problem
5. History of an eating disorder
6. Current substance abuse
7. Current participation in lifestyle modification programs or research studies
8. History of bariatric surgery or plans for bariatric surgery in the next 12 months

Sincerely,  Mo Zhou

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6) Su17 Enroll Now!

Su17 Enroll Now!

Summer Sessions 2017 is now available!
Hurry Hurry!
Our courses already have up to 12 students enrolled in each!

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7) Lipson Prize

Lipson Prize

http://financialaid.berkeley.edu/prizes-and-honors-lipson-essay-prize

Description. The Leslie Lipson Program at UC Berkeley is intended to encourage undergraduate students to study humanistic values and their practical application for individuals, societies, and states. One component of the Leslie Lipson Program is the Lipson Essay Prize. Eligible freshmen and sophomores are invited to submit an original, unpublished piece to the Lipson Essay Prize contest on one of the essay topics related to humanistic values. The essay topics for each year are selected by the Lipson Committee. The 2016-17 topics are listed below.

Prize Amounts. A $2,000 prize is awarded to students who submit winning essays on one of five topics related to humanistic values.

Leslie Lipson Biography. The Leslie Lipson Program is endowed in memory of Professor Leslie Lipson, who taught political theory and comparative government at Berkeley for 33 years. As a professor, Lipson’s first love was the undergraduate curriculum, and undergraduate students twice selected him as the best teacher in the Department of Political Science. Berkeley honored Lipson in 1980 with the Berkeley Citation, for individuals of extraordinary achievement in their field who have given outstanding service to the campus. Lipson’s books include The Great Issues of Politics, which has been published in ten editions, translated into numerous foreign languages, and used in introductory political science courses across the country; and his seminal work, The Ethical Crises of Civilization, in which he analyzed the historical developments in world civilizations that have resulted in both better and worse ethical choices. “Humanistic values are the fundamental values of good and evil, right and wrong, just and unjust, as carried out by individuals and societies in service of or against humanity” (Leslie Lipson).

Eligibility. To be eligible for the Lipson Essay Prize, students need to be freshmen or sophomores and have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (GPA). Students from any field of study are welcome to apply. Essays will be reviewed by the Lipson Committee, and the committee may award up to five prizes for winning essays.

Deadline. Submissions need to be hand-delivered to the Undergraduate Scholarships, Prizes, and Honors Office, 210 Sproul Hall, no later than Friday, February 17th at 4 p.m.

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8) UCDC Info Session

UCDC Info Session

UCDC Info Sessions INTERN AND RESEARCH IN D.C.!!       

UCDC is a UC-sponsored program which sends juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. each semester to participate in prestigious internships and research projects for a full semester of UCB academic credit.
Students intern 3-4 days a week and take 2 classes, conducting research on a topic of their choice.  Past participants have interned in a variety of settings, including government agencies, nonprofits, museums, think tanks, and media outlets. All majors are welcome. Financial aid is transferrable.
Learn more:  Attend an information session to get tips on the application process, the internship search, financial aid and scholarships. An alum of the UCDC Program will also be there to answer your questions. Freshmen and sophomores are welcome to attend and plan ahead.

UCDC Info Sessions (236 Evans):

Wed, Feb. 1, 2017 4-5 p.m.  DONE

Mon, Feb. 6, 2017 12-1 p.m. DONE

Thu, Feb. 9, 2017 5-6 p.m.  LAST ONE

Fall 2017 Applications Due February 23, 2017

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9) Talk on Russia

Talk on Russia

The Institute for International Studies presents:

The Russian Challenge in the Next Four Years
Dr. Eugene Rumer
Senior Fellow and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program,
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
223 Moses Hall
5-6:30 p.m.

Eugene Rumer is a senior fellow and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.  His research focuses on political, economic, and security trends in Russia and former Soviet states, as well as on U.S. policy toward that region. Prior to joining Carnegie, Rumer was the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council from 2010 to 2014.

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