Archive | March 2015

Schwarzman Scolars Info Sessions on April 6: 1 Year Master’s Program


Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.

UCSD Student Information Sessions:

  • Monday, April 6th, International Center Lounge
  • 12 noon – 1 pm and 2 – 3 pm

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Applications open in April 2015.

Flyer: SchwarzmanSessionFlyerSpring

April 1 – Film Screening and Q&A: Gureombi, The Wind is Blowing


April 1 – Film Screening and Q&A: Gureombi, The Wind is Blowing

Date: April 1 (Wed)
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Organizer: UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department Colloquium, Program in Transnational Korean Studies, Graduate Division Grad Life and Grad Climate Interns, and Coalition for Critical Asian American Studies
Location:  UCSD Cross-Cultural Center – ArtSpace, University of California, San
Diego (9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093)
Contact Info: Esther Choi (

If You Don’t Give Up You Can’t Lose / Gureombi, The Wind is Blowing Film and Speech Tour 2015

Hee Eun “Silver” Park and Paco Michelson, peace activists from the Jeju Island Anti-Naval Base struggle will be traveling across the US in March and April to share the story of the struggle through the screening of a new full-length documentary, and speaking about their personal experiences on Jeju Island, Korea.

Since 2007, the people of Gangjeong and their supporters have struggled everyday against state violence, corporate power, war profiteering, and environmental destruction. They have done so nonviolently and passionately. As a result of their work for peace, the tiny village of Gangjeong now has one of the highest “crime” rates in all of South Korea. More than 220,000 police officers (as of 2012) have been stationed in Gangjeong. So far, more than 700 arrests have been made, leading to approx. 200 court cases for more than 650 people, approx. $270,000 in fines levied, and 46 imprisonments. More than 30 internationals have been blacklisted, deported, or denied entry. All for the “crime” of peacefully resisting the construction of a naval base that threatens villagers’ livelihoods, the local ecology, and the peace of northeast Asia.

At some events, Silver and Paco will be presenting the film of Korean director Sung Bong Cho,Gureombi, The Wind is Blowing followed by a Q&A. At others, they will be speaking about the situation and struggle as well as sharing their personal experiences and those of their friends on Jeju, with a presentation titled, If You Don’t Give Up You Can’t Lose.

At all events they will be raising support for legal costs of the activists and villagers of Gangjeong. Many of Gangjeong villagers are farmers whose struggle for justice has meant sacrificing their crops. Many Gangjeong supporters work full-time for the struggle and rely on odd jobs and occasional field labor to survive. The fines are increasing and many people owe thousands of dollars they cannot afford to pay.

Come out to an event in an area near you and hear the story, see the struggle, and donate to the brave peacemakers who are giving everything they can in this fight for justice.

Union Bank is hiring a Part-Time Communications Assistant


One of our partners Union Bank is seeking a part-time Communications Assistant. Please encourage interested students to apply by going to Port Triton and search for job # 799929.

UC San Diego Extension’s English Language Classes – Spring 2015 Classes start on April 6


UC San Diego Extension’s English Language Institute and EAPD programs offer a wide range of academic and professional development courses. These English courses are intended for non-native speakers who need to refine their fluency. Some are helpful to academics (UC San Diego graduate students, researchers, etc.) and to people in scientific settings. Other courses are designed to improve the language skills of professionals and those in the American workplace.

Please remember that UC San Diego full-time matriculated students are eligible for:

  • 10% discount of up to $50 per quarter (proper ID must be presented in person at time of enrollment)

For more information, look at these informational flyers:


SP15-4002 EAPD NI

Transportation Map with Hyperlinks

Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI) – Summer Programs in South Africa


Program Information:

This summer, Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEA), in partnership with Go Touch Down Travel & Tours, will hold its first annual summer program in South Africa.  BEA will be welcoming  internationally distinguished professors  from some of the best universities in the USA and Europe.  Students will learn from professors and guest speakers on the topics of: peaceful conflict resolution, public policy, international and security, diplomacy and global leadership.

The South Africa summer programs are premiere 7 day summer institutes for ambitious students and young professionals. We strive to challenge our students through a vigorous “real life” experience that features lecturers from some of the most prestigious universities in the word. Participants can look forward to team projects, simulations, press conferences and cultural excursions.

For the summer of 2015, we have programs scheduled in Cape Town and Johannesburg for the months of June, July and August. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe, including the United States of America. A few of our professors include:

  • Professor Dr. Paul Joseph (Tufts University, USA)-Author and Previous Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program
  • Professor Dr. Solava Ibrahim (University of Cambridge, UK) – Director of MA in Poverty and Development a the institute for development policy and management
  • PHD and MPhil from Cambridge
  • Service Learning Day with Educo Africa (Local NGO) – Vision- Young people understanding their roles as powerful agents of change – actively, confidently and positively contributing towards a better global community.

♦ Paired with 12 local South Africans for a meaningful day of service

The students will enrich their knowledge of South Africa’s history, international politics, and economics while also enjoying travel to famous and historic places. We also encourage students to get to know one another and share cultural values through planned social events.

  • Nelson Mandela’s Jail Cell at Robben Island
  • Big 5 African Safari
  • Apartheid Museum
  • Visit President Nelson Mandela’s home in the Soweto’s
  • NGO Service Learning day with Local South African Leaders

Please Note: We limit our South Africa programs to 12 students per program to enhance the students learning between our professors and students.

Even with the summer close at hand, there are still plenty of students still figuring out their plans for the upcoming break. We hope you will consider recognition of our institute as an option for your students who are looking for international opportunities. Students can contact BEAI via

Find more information about the program, you may visit

Be a Research Assistant at the Rady Behavioral Lab!


The Rady Behavioral Lab is seeking motivated undergraduate students for research assistant positions during the spring quarter.

All positions are volunteer based, and applicants must be able to commit to volunteering between 5 and 8 hours a week.

For those interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume and spring schedule to:

BE THE NEXT ENGINEERING LEADER: Apply to be a Gordon Scholar for the 2015-2016 school year.


The Gordon Scholars Program application for 2015-2016 are now available.  Overall, we expect the review and selection process to be very competitive

Students can apply at:

The deadline is Monday, March 30, 2015

All applicants to the Gordon Center are required to apply online at Applicants will be asked to prepare an application package consisting of:

  1.      A Cover Letter focusing on his/her perspective on engineering leadership.
  2.      C.V. with a list of publications or resume (Graduate Students)
  3.      Resume (Undergraduate Students)
  4.      Two letters of recommendations that highlight the student’s academic progress and engineering leadership potential
  • For Ph.D. applicants one recommendation letter must be from your advisor.
  • For Masters applicants one recommendation letter must be from a faculty.
  1.      Video or in-person interview (to be scheduled after application is complete)