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APPLICATION INFO: China Urban Planning Class-2007

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  • Katharine Minott
    The Urban Planning Masters Program at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a Summer 2007 Urban Planning class in China 3 semester credits transferable to
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 29, 2006
      The Urban Planning Masters Program at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
      offers a
      Summer 2007 Urban Planning class in China

      3 semester credits transferable to MurbP-SJSU

      MurbP- SJSU CONTACT: Kate Minott
      foglady1@...

      UWM CONTACT FOR CHINA 2007:
      http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/studyabroad/contactus.htm
      Gail Gilbert, Study Abroad Coordinator
      Areas of responsibility: Asia, Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand, and
      all non-UWM programs to non-Spanish-speaking destinations
      Pearse 156
      Phone: 414-229-6581
      Email: ggilbert@...

      APPLICATION:
      http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/studyabroad/resources/Applications.htm#Summer
      Summer 2007 Application Process
      Please note the following special application procedures:
      � All summer architecture and urban planning programs have a "first-come,
      first-served" rolling admissions process. Completed applications, with all
      supporting documents, are reviewed on a continual basis until the March 15,
      2007 deadline.

      � Online application- available here
      � $250 Deposit (refundable if not accepted to the program)- check or money
      order payable to "UWM"
      � Trancripts- follow the instuctions here to print your unofficial
      trancripts from PAWS (SJSU: arrange to send to UWM).
      � Academic Recommendation- This may come from a SJSU Professor or
      Instructor, someone that knows you and is qualified to comment on your
      academic achievements in your major area of study. The recommendation form
      is available by clicking here. Those writing on your behalf may also use a
      separate sheet (on department letterhead) to address the questions and write
      the recommendation.
      Deposits, trancripts and recommendations should be turned in to the OPP
      office, Pearse Hall 166 by March 15, 2007.

      � Study Abroad Advising- All students must schedule an appointment to meet
      with a study abroad advisor before applying to a semester or year-long
      program abroad (SJSU MurbP: call Gail Gilbert at UWM).
      � Online application- available here
      � $250.00 Deposit (refundable if not accepted to the program)- check or
      money order payable to "UWM"
      � Trancripts- follow the instuctions here to print your unofficial
      trancripts from PAWS (or, arrange to sendfrom SJSU)?� 3.0 Recommended GPA on
      all exchange programs?� 2.5 Recommended GPA on all study abroad programs?�
      Must be in good disciplinary standing
      Student Statement- On the document attached here, please TYPE a one to two
      paragraph response to each of the questions provided.

      Recommendations- Most programs require two letters of recommendation for
      participation. These may come from Professors, Instructors, Teaching
      Assistants, or Academic Advisors. At least one recommendation should come
      from someone qualified to comment on your academic achievements in your
      major area of study. Students on programs with a foreign language
      requirement must submit at least one recommendation from a university
      instructor or a high school teacher currently teaching the language.
      Recommendation forms are available here. Those writing on your behalf may
      also use a separate sheet (on letterhead) to address the questions and write
      the recommendation.

      * Academic Advisor Conference- Please schedule a meeting with your academic
      advisor to discuss the program and how it will fit into your timetable for
      graduation (use the sheet available here). For non-UWM students, this is
      optional. You are strongly encouraged, however, to meet with your own campus
      advisor to discuss the program.

      * Other Requirements- All students accepted to a UWM program will be
      required to obtain and maintain an email address for use in the months
      before the program begins. In addition, the University of Wisconsin System
      Board of Regents mandated Health Insurance would be required before
      departure. It is the responsibility of the participant to cover the cost of
      the mandated health insurance. Art Majors may need to supply a slide
      portfolio of their work with the application.

      All pieces (besides online application) should be turned in to the OPP
      office, Pearse 166 March 15, 2007.
    • Christopher Lepe
      FYI November 27, 2006 posting Job Opening Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice Program: Program Associate The Pacific
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 12, 2006
        FYI

        November 27, 2006 posting

         

        Job Opening

        Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice Program: Program Associate

            
        The Pacific Institute is seeking a new full-time Program Associate for the Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice (CSSJ) Program. Founded in 1987 and based in Oakland, California, the Institute works to develop solutions to the related problems of environmental protection, economic development, and human health from the local to the international level. The CSSJ program was launched in 1995 to assist communities in addressing critical human health and environmental issues. Our program work includes community based participatory action research, technical and policy analysis, community education, and leadership development. Our goal is to empower community residents so that they can have a real say in their future. The target populations addressed through the program are low-income and people of color communities in California.
         

        Position Description

        The Institute is seeking an experienced Program Associate with a community / urban planning background who can lead our efforts in two main initiatives: 1) addressing the environmental and community health impacts of freight transport from a land use and planning perspective, and 2) developing a Neighborhood Indicators report for West Contra Costa County focused on environmental, economic, and community health issues. We seek an energetic, enthusiastic, organized person with strong analytical abilities, writing skills, and motivation. The Program Associate needs to be equally at home working with community residents, community and non-profit organizations, as well as with policymakers and regulatory agencies. Specific responsibilities will vary, but will include:
         
        • Develop and deliver workshops on city planning, freight transport, and environmental health in Oakland and Richmond
        • Help impact and develop local, regional, and statewide policies that protect the health of environmental justice communities affected by freight transport
        • Conduct research on community health, environmental quality, public safety, and related topics for a Neighborhood Indicators project for West Contra Costa County; locate data down to a census tract level
        • Develop capacity building trainings for local partner organizations that could include skills-based and issue-based trainings (for example: Presentation and public speaking skills and diesel pollution trainings)
        • Support community capacity-building, participatory research and alliance-building for West Contra Costa County Neighborhood Indicators project
        • Coordinate efforts to increase the integration of public health involvement in City of Oakland planning processes
        • Work with the Communications Director to prepare communications on research, including press releases and fact sheets
        • Present findings of the Institute’s research in public forums, including to the media
        • Explore fundraising initiatives for the Community Strategies Program and help with fundraising activities, and help prepare reports to foundations and donors
         

        Qualifications

        • Masters degree in urban planning, environmental health, environmental science, public health, environmental engineering or related field, or equivalent experience
        • Background or experience integrating urban planning and environmental health issues are desirable
        • Bilingual in Spanish a strong plus
        • Experience with community-based participatory research and / or popular education is a plus
        • Excellent written and oral communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the demonstrated ability to work with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds, including our community partners, NGO partners, agencies, and elected officials
        • Ability to communicate and translate technical, scientific, or policy-related information to a lay audience
        • Strong understanding of and commitment to the environmental justice movement
        • Strong organizational skills, self-motivation, and a true enjoyment of managing multiple tasks at once
        • Strong policy and research skills
        • A team player who works well with others as well as independently
        • Excellent computer skills, including fluency with Word, Excel, Access database management, and the Internet
        • Familiarity with GIS and community mapping a plus
         

        Compensation and Benefits

        Compensation includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package that includes health, dental coverage, and retirement. Expected range is $36,000 to $40,000.
         

        Application Procedure

        Please send a cover letter, resume, a sample of your writing, and contact information for three references to: Swati Prakash at the Pacific Institute, 654 13th Street, Oakland, California 94612.
        Hard copy, faxes (510 251-2203), or email  (swati@...) are acceptable. No phone calls please.
         
        Ideal Start Date is January 2, 2006, but position is open until filled.
         
        Pacific Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
        People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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