The Berkeley Graduate is on vacation. We will return with regular posting at the start of the fall semester. Have a wonderful last few weeks of summer!
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The Graduate Women’s Project is sponsoring a contest to find cover art for the updated Graduate Women’s Resource Guide. Submit your drawing, painting, photograph, or graphic image related to women and community by Friday, July 30, at 5 pm. The lucky winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the University Press Bookstore.
Are you looking for part-time work for the coming year? The GA is trying to fill two positions, the Graduate Global Development Project Coordinator and the Chief of Staff to the Vice President of Campus Affairs, as soon as possible. View the complete job postings here.
The Graduate Global Development Project (GGD) is a new position devoted to connecting graduate students who are interested in global health and development with each other and relevant resources on the UC Berkeley campus. The GGD’s goal is to foster a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community of students and faculty whose work relates to global development. The project coordinator’s responsibilities will include:
- developing opportunities for students interested in global health and development to meet, learn, and collaborate,
- connecting interested graduate students with opportunities to get involved in global development research and training,
- organizing, in collaboration with campus centers and student groups, an annual UC Berkeley Global Engagement Day,
- identifying and publicizing relevant coursework, funding, and internship opportunities on campus,
- and, participating in the development of campus norms with respect to global engagement.
Qualified candidates should be current UC Berkeley graduate students, knowledgeable about international issues, able to plan large events and network with the campus community, have experience fundraising for events, be organized and have good communication skills. The project coordinator will work 14 hours a week over a 10-month period and receives a $896 monthly stipend. To apply or for a complete job description, please email Elizabeth De la Torre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chief of Staff (COS) to the Campus Affairs Vice President (CAVP) works closely with the CAVP to identify and resolve campus-level issues facing UC Berkeley’s graduate student population. The COS’s responsibilities include:
- attending GA meetings with the CAVP and taking minutes during these meetings,
- planning campus affairs committee meetings,
- and, working in collaboration with the CAVP and the Assistant Dean of Student to select committee members to review applications for the Faculty Mentor Award.
Candidates should be current UC Berkeley graduate students, knowledgable about the GA, responsive to email, able to attend meetings on short notice, strong writing and interpersonal skills, well organized and comfortable with multi-tasking. This is a 10-month position, requiring approximately 10-12 hours of work per week, with a $600 monthly stipend. For more information or to apply, please email email@example.com.
When I’m not writing this blog, I am an avid, some might say compulsive, blog reader. One of the blogs I read regularly for cooking inspiration is The Kitchn. So you can imagine my excitement this morning when I received an email from their managing editor saying that later in the day they would be posting a question I had sent in about finding BPA-free canned tomatoes. With the growing concern about BPA in food products, I’ve switched to metal water bottles and started buying the one brand of canned beans that does not use BPA in its liners, but I haven’t been able to find a good alternative to canned tomatoes. You can find out what the blog editor and readers suggested I do here.
The Kitchn is always serving up tasty-looking recipes. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve tried two that I was very happy with. If you’re looking for some yummy, seasonal dessert ideas, consider their poached apricots or strawberry milkshakes. The apricots were sweet enough for dessert, but seemed healthy enough to eat again for lunch the next day. And while I can’t say anything about the health benefits of a milkshake lunch, I certainly won’t judge you if you go that route.
One year and eighty three posts later, we’ve arrived at the first anniversary of the Berkeley Graduate blog! Thanks to everyone who has contributed their writing, ideas, and experiences, and thanks especially to all our readers.
Then as now, this is a blog for and by Berkeley’s graduate and professional student community. In the coming year, we hope to continue to refine and develop our content to make this a more useful, informative, and enjoyable resource. Any suggestions on how we can better serve you are greatly appreciated.