Latest News as of 4/6/21

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1)  Honors Info Session 4/7
2)  General Commencement
3) PAD Events
4) Be a Peer Advisor
5) Culturally Immersive Courses
6) Su Stdy Abrd
7) CAHPSA

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1) Honors Info Session

Honors Info Session

If you’re interested in applying to the Legal Studies Honors Program, please attend the Honors Info Session! There will be current Honors students to talk to at the Info Session.

Wednesday, April 7th  5pm-7pm

Zoom details were sent via the student list.

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2) General Commencement

General Commencement

The Chancellor sent out a message last week about the General Commencement to Fa20, Sp21, Su21 degree candidates.

If you are on one of these degree lists, did not receive her message, and you haven’t told me yet that you haven’t received it, please let me know.

The Chancellor will be sending out a new message 4/6, so look out for that.

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3) PAD Events

PAD Events

Event 1: Know Your Rights Week (April 19-24)

Phi Alpha Delta’s Philanthropy Committee will host its semesterly Know Your Rights Week From April 19th-24th. Please visit Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity at UC Berkeley on Facebook leading up to the event for full details!

  • LGBTQ+ Rights: In an hour-long conversation, we will be discussing LGBTQ+ rights as related to Title IX in higher education institutions and eventual discrimination in the workplace for LGBTQ+ adults. We plan to highlight the trans youth’s experience in sports, and we welcome guests of all backgrounds!
  • Criminal Justice Reform: We will host a Criminal Justice Panel consisting of UC Berkeley Faculty and local advocacy groups. We will discuss some of the major systemic issues plaguing our criminal justice system, how COVID-19 has highlighted and exacerbated the inequity within the Criminal Justice System, the controversies surrounding plea bargains and the use of bail, and the lack of resources for public defenders.
  • Women’s Rights: Through a social media campaign and a presentation with guest speakers, we will focus on providing resources for and discussing sexual assault on campus and in the workplace. See you there!

Event 2: Law School Admissions Panel (4/7)

On April 7th, Phi Alpha Delta’s Legal Events and Planning Committee will be having administrative personnel from UC Davis School of Law, Berkeley Law, and Loyola School of law to answer some of the most important questions undergraduate students have about law school admissions. We will take questions from students through our Instagram story. More schools to be announced soon!

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4) Be a Peer Advisor

Be a Peer Advisor

Peer Advisors serve in an integral role at the Career Center, as they are the first point of contact for all who enter our department and serve as ambassadors for the Career Center all over campus!

Working directly with and supervised by two staff Career Counselors, Peer Advisors are trained to be extremely knowledgeable about Career Center services, counseling techniques, and will assist students through providing daily customer service in the Career Center, one-to-one service, and conducting workshops.

See details and apply on Handshake

** work study only **

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5) Culturally Immersive Courses

Culturally Immersive Courses

Please help us spread the word about these exciting immersive courses offered in summer 2021 in collaboration with Berkeley Study Abroad! These virtual courses are unique from traditional online courses in that they are focused on experiential learning through interaction with international local communities in a virtual setting. There are no additional “program fees” for students to attend these courses, only summer tuition and fees associated with summer enrollment.

NOTE: These courses cannot be used towards the Legal Studies major requirements.

Here are the courses available:

TOPIC: Education, Gender, and Transfeminist Activism in Mexico City

Professor: Omi Salas-SantaCruz
Course(s): Ethnic Studies N180 (6 units)
Dates: June 21 – July 30, 2021

One Highlight (of many!): Join panels and trainings by trans activists and trans-specific community-based organizations located throughout Mexico such as Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Chiapas to hear perspectives from local artists, academics, activists, and cultural practitioners.

Breadth: International Studies

More information and register for April 7 infosession here!


TOPIC: Narratives of Tradition and Resistance in the Philippines

Professors: Joi Barrios, Cynthia Agnes C. Aban, and Karen Llagas
Course(s): South & Southeast Asian Studies 197 (6 units)
Dates: July 6 – August 9, 2021
One Highlight (of many!): Take weekly virtual field trips organized by the University of the Philippines to meet directly with farming communities, urban poor communities, indigenous communities in the Cordillera mountain region, and more.
Breadth: International Studies OR  Social and Behavioral Sciences

More information and register for April 7 infosession here!


TOPIC: A comparative look at migration and refugees along the Mediterranean and US-Mexico Borderlands

Professor: Pablo Gonzalez
Course(s): Chicano Studies 180 M (5 units, core course) & Chicano Studies 199 (1 unit, optional)
One Highlight (of many!): Meet Virtually with local NGOs, migrant collectives, and also with scholars from the Centro Internacional de Estudios Decoloniales (the International Center for Decolonial Studies) in Barcelona.
Dates: July 6 – August 13, 2021
Breadth: International Studies OR  Social and Behavioral Sciences

More information and register for April 14 infosession here!


TOPIC: Intermediate Spanish Conversation, and Cultural Immersion

Professor: Victoria Robertson
Course(s): Spanish 17 (3 units)
Dates: July 6 – August 6, 2021
One Highlight (of many!): Focus on improving your Spanish conversation skills  through virtual interactions with local communities in Madrid, Segovia, Toledo and more! Experience Flamenco and other Spanish Cultural arts directly through online ZOOM experiences.
Breadth: Historical Studies

More information and register for April 8 infosession here!


TOPIC: Italian Language and Culture in Venice & Trieste

Professor(s): Giuliana Perco, and local language instructors in Venice & Trieste
Course(s): Italian 1 (5 units), Italian 2 (5 units), Italian 11 (3 units), Italian 12 (3 units, Italian 160 (4 units)
Dates: July 12 – August 13, 2021
One Highlight (of many!): Learn Italian from Italian Native speaker instructors teaching from the Italian North-East. Take virtual excursions to learn about and from various cultural, ethnic and linguistic communities in Venice and Trieste.
Breadth: Historical Studies

More information and register for April 6 infosession here!

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6) Su Stdy Abrd

Su Stdy Abrd

Berkeley Summer Abroad is offering virtual programs this summer! These courses focus on experiential learning through interaction with international local communities in a virtual setting.

There are no additional “program fees” for students to attend these courses, only summer tuition and fees associated with summer enrollment.

Open to Berkeley students, UC students, and visiting students. Participants receive UC Berkeley credit.

Apply by May 2!
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Madrid, Spain course highlight:
Focus on improving your Spanish conversation skills through virtual interactions with local communities in Madrid, Segovia, Toledo and more! Experience Flamenco and other Spanish Cultural arts directly through online Zoom experiences.

Meet these breadth requirements:
Historical Studies

Info Session:
April 8, 12-1 p.m.
Register at: 
myapp.berkeley.edu/register/madridapr8

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Manila, Philippines course highlight:
Take weekly virtual field trips organized by the University of the Philippines to meet directly with farming communities, urban poor communities, indigenous communities in the Cordillera mountain region, and more.

Meet these breadth requirements:
International Studies or Social and Behavioral Sciences

Info Session:
April 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Register at: 
myapp.berkeley.edu/register/manilaapr7

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Mexico City, Mexico course highlight:
Join panels and trainings by trans activists and trans-specific community-based organizations located throughout Mexico such as Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Chiapas to hear perspectives from local artists, academics, activists, and cultural practitioners.

Meet these breadth requirements:
International Studies

Info Session:
April 7, 12-1 p.m.
Register at: 
myapp.berkeley.edu/register/mexicoapr7

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Venice and Trieste, Italy course highlight:
Learn Italian from Italian Native speaking instructors teaching from the Italian North-East. Take virtual excursions to learn about and from various cultural, ethnic and linguistic communities in Venice and Trieste.

Meet these breadth requirements:
Historical Studies

Info Session:

April 6, 12-1 p.m.
Register at: 
myapp.berkeley.edu/register/italyapr6

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Barcelona, Spain course highlight:
Meet virtually with local NGOs, migrant collectives, and with scholars from the Centro Internacional de Estudios Decoloniales (the International Center for Decolonial Studies) in Barcelona.

Meet these breadth requirements:
International Studies or Social and Behavioral Sciences

Info Session:

April 14, 12-1 p.m.
Register at: 
myapp.berkeley.edu/register/barcelonaapr14

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7) CAHPSA

CAHPSA

Interested in getting started in health advocacy? Want to make a change in the causes you care about? Come join the California Health Professional Student Alliance at Berkeley in our Spring 2021 Health Policy and Legislative Action Week (April 12-17), centered around People, Policy, and Equity. We’ve partnered with a number of public health groups at UC Berkeley to offer daily events covering reproductive rights, universal healthcare, Black women disparities in healthcare, aging and dementia, and more! Our activities culminate in the ActivateU Conference, where you can hear directly from community members involved in driving changes in our healthcare system!Learn more about each event and register at cahpsa.berkeley.edu or tinyurl.com/hpla21. We hope to see you there!

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