Weekly Opportunities - March 13, 2023

1. Create a DeCal with SLC UCFTR!
If you could create your own college course, what would it be about? Would it explore the ethical dilemmas and medical possibilities of CRISPR? Or examine the historical influences and musical impacts of bachata?

No matter what topic you would choose, you have the opportunity to turn your passions into a full-fledged college class by creating a DeCal, or Democratic Education at Cal, course! DeCal is a unique opportunity for you to share your knowledge and further investigate an intellectual interest with fellow UC Berkeley undergraduates. By creating your own DeCal course, you will have a hand in expanding Cal’s curriculum as well as make an impact on the educational journeys of your peers.

Want to create a DeCal but don’t know where to start? The SLC Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources (UCFTR) program is here to support you! Partner with UCFTR to get started on your DeCal proposal process, complete mandatory training for DeCal facilitators, and explore strategies for effective DeCal facilitation. Check out UCFTR’s services in the attached flyer and sign up for our email listserv to receive updates throughout the semester.

Email us at slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu if you have any questions, and we look forward to partnering with you on your DeCal creation process!


2. Greater Good Science Center Undergraduate Fellowship
The Greater Good Science Center offers annual fellowships to UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students whose research relates to our mission. The fellowship program aims to attract scholars from across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, with an emphasis on the social-behavioral sciences.

The window for fellowship applications is now open and the application due date is Monday, March 27, 2023! UC Berkeley students (enrolled through at least May 2024) can apply using the form below. Please review our Fellowship FAQ if you have questions about the program.


3. 14th Annual California Cognitive Science Conference
The UC Berkeley Cognitive Science Student Association asks you to save the date for the Fourteenth Annual California Cognitive Science Conference on Saturday, April 15, 2023, held on the UC Berkeley campus in the Hearst Mining Building. This year, the theme is CCSC23: Forging Connections: Bonding and the Brain. We are excited to explore this topic from the perspectives of Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Anthropology, and Philosophy.

You can look forward to a weekend of thought-provoking talks, research poster presentations, and networking opportunities. Register here between now and March 15th for free early bird tickets!


4. Make an appointment with a major advisor!
Have questions? Need support? Make an appointment to chat with Jennifer, Olivia, or Zoe.
Our appointments are made available two weeks in advance, so new spots are opening up every day. Hop on CalCentral and click on My Appointments to grab a spot while you sip your morning beverage!


5. Health Tip