The University Village Academic Center will be closed from Saturday, March 25th through Sunday, April 2nd for Spring Break. The Center will reopen on Monday, April 3rd. Study spaces and WiFi are available in the West Village Study Room, located at 420 Kula Gulf Way (Bldg. 160, Apt. 105) 24/7, and will be unaffected by the closure.
Work-study Positions Available Now: UV Recreation is hiring Community Center Coordinators here in The Village. Mostly evening and weekend shifts (some weekday AM shifts) overseeing the Community Center and facilitating all activities and programs.
Please note that this position is for work-study eligible students only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Homework Club (located in University Village) is a free after-school homework help program for Village resident children in grades 3-8. This volunteer based program has been successfully used as a field site by Education minors, to fulfill the Ed 97/197 Field Site requirement (as part of Edu 190 and other elective courses that have a field site requirement), and has also served as a site for Edu 190 COOP students.
Homework Club hours of operation are 3-5:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and 2-5:30pm on Wednesdays.
There will be two meal prep options for volunteers. Both will require the basics: Meals including meat and at least one vegetarian option which includes protein. The meal must include one grain (bread pasta etc.) one protein and one veggie. Drinks encouraged. It is also encouraged to obtain veggies from the Gill Tract Farm. Produce can be harvested during Sunday Monday or Tuesday open farm hours with assistance from seasoned volunteers or farm manager.
1st Option: sign up with random people and meet at the cafe to prep the meal together with equipment and basic ingredients provided by Gill Tract Farm and VRA. This is a good option for new residents who want the social aspect of cooking with others and a safe space to meet folks without having to invite them to your home.
2nd Option: sign up with folks you know and prep the meal pot luck style either dividing up the meal requirements or meeting at one persons house to cook. Then transport ready food to the cafe for serving.
THANK YOU! AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON TUESDAY!
To sign up for alerts from AC Transit, as well as information about fares, stops, discount cards, etc. please visit http://www.actransit.org/
On Sunday, March 26, service changes go into effect on a number of AC Transit lines. Highlights of service changes involving Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville and El Cerrito:
12: Line 12 will be extended northward along Martin Luther King Jr. Way. It will continue northward and then turn west to serve Hopkins St. and Gilman St., to a terminus in West Berkeley on 4th St. at Harrison St.
Also, bus stops served by Line 12 on Broadway in downtown Oakland will change. Toward Berkeley, Line 12 will stop at 9th St. instead of 10th St. Toward Jack London Square, Line 12 will stop at 13th St. and the south side of 12th St. (Peet's) instead of at the north side of 12th St. (Wells Fargo Bank).
18: Service between Broadway in downtown Oakland and Montclair will be offered by Line 33. Line 18 will operate from Broadway to Lake Merritt BART on 7th St. and return on 8th St.
29: New line will serve Hollis St. in Emeryville, as well as areas covered by former lines 26 and 31. It will operate from Emeryville Public Market to Lakeshore Ave. & Wala Vista Ave., Oakland, via 65th St., Hollis St., Peralta St., West Oakland BART, 10th St., 11th/12th streets, and Lakeshore Ave.
36: New line will serve areas covered by former lines 26 and 49. It will operate from Bancroft Way & Piedmont Ave., Berkeley to West Oakland BART via Bancroft Way/Durant Ave., Shattuck Ave., Dwight Way, 7th St., Emeryville Public Market, Shellmound St., 40th St., and Adeline St.
51B: All trips will serve Berkeley Amtrak. For service to Berkeley Marina, transfer to new Line 81 on 4th St. at University Ave. (in front of Spenger's).
79: New line will serve areas covered by former lines 25 and 49. It will operate from El Cerrito Plaza BART to Rockridge BART via Fairmount Ave., Colusa Ave., Solano Ave., Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Downtown Berkeley, Bancroft Way / Durant Ave., Piedmont Ave., Warring St., Derby St., Claremont Blvd., Claremont Ave. and College Ave.
80: New line will serve areas covered by former lines 25 and 49. It will operate from El Cerrito Plaza BART to Ashby Ave. & Claremont Ave. via Central Ave, Pierce St., Pacific East Mall, University Village, 6th St., Berkeley Amtrak, 7th St., and Ashby Ave. On 7th St. and Ashby Ave., it will operate in tandem with Line 81, with Line 80 buses alternating with Line 81 buses.
81: New line will serve areas covered by Line 51B and former Line 49. It will operate from Berkeley Marina to Ashby Ave. & Claremont Ave. via University Ave., Berkeley Amtrak, 7th St., and Ashby Ave. On 7th St. and Ashby Ave., it will operate in tandem with Line 80, with Line 81 buses alternating with Line 80 buses.
Minor schedule changes are made to lines 20, 21, 40, 57, 662, 691, 805, F, FS, G, H, L, LA, NX, and NX1. "Minor schedule changes" are defined as moving bus trips earlier or later by a few minutes.
Are You Pregnant? Having Trouble Sleeping? Or Know Anyone Who Is?
Sleep problems in pregnant women are understudied, so UCSF doctors are trying to do something about it through this study! Participants receive an evidence-based online program to improve sleep and up to $60 in gifts cards. No medication or in-person visits involved (you can live anywhere and participate). Find out if youíre eligible by taking our screening survey: REST Study Screening Survey or contact study staff at email@example.com, 415-476-7634
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Berkeley Hillel has an amazing new Israel opportunity that is open to any Cal student. It's a multi-narrative, educational trip to Israel and areas of the Palestinian authority. The goal is to shed light on the complexity and nuance of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by visiting different places and hearing from different voices.
The trip will be this summer! June 4th-14th
The Hillel is looking to put together a trip with individuals of diverse interests and backgrounds that represent a wide variety of Cal campus life.
From UHS: We are happy to announce the new Black Health Matters page. The page is meant to serve as a one-stop page for the Black campus community to get health resources available at Tang, locate/meet/request Black Tang Providers, campus health resources, and learn strategies for coping with trauma on our campus.
Along with the new webpage, there is an online Black Student Health and Wellness Assessment (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R8BZZDH). The assessment is designed to help establish a base-line of health and wellness topics, concerns, and strategies of our undergraduate and graduate student populations.The assessment is entirely anonymous; however, at the end there are 2 questions that will ask students for an email address if they wish to be receive incentives for their participation. The first 20 students to complete the assessment will be given an option to receive a $5 gift card to Amazon; all students who complete the assessment will be offered an opportunity to enter a drawing for 1 of 2 $25 gift cards to Amazon. The latter will be selected and distributed at the close of the assessment on Tuesday, March 21st. We are hoping to conduct focus groups with Black student organizations to foster deeper discussion and follow-up on some of the assessment questions.
(Free) Village singalong for kids & their parents, grandparents, and caregivers!
In our weekly gatherings we will sing wonderful songs in many languages-- primarily in English, but also in Bulgarian, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Korean, Mandarin, and Russian. In a relaxed and fun atmosphere you will get to know your neighbors and learn about each otherís cultures, all while exposing the little ones to lots of language and music. We will play musical games, sing rounds, and learn lullabies. No prior experience necessary. All are welcome.
When: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30
Locations: In cold or rainy weather: in the Community Center gymnasium.
In warmer weather: outside in the amphitheater across the street from the Village Office.
The instructor is a Berkeley native, recent Village resident, and mother of two, who loves singing with other people and learning songs in other languages.