Student Opportunities: October 2017 List

October 2017 

This is an informal list of opportunities offered in the Arts + Design units on campus and in similar fields off campus that is assembled each month. This list is not comprehensive, nor is it updated when a position is filled. If you are interested in an opportunity, verify that it is still available before applying.

Journalist Franklin Foer was ousted as the head of The New Republic when a Facebook co-founder bought the magazine and shifted the focus away from longform journalism. Foer says this is just one of many changes that signal a seismic shift to a media focused on “clickbait” and web traffic.

With the recent high-profile cancellation of Cal Performances’ season-opening performance by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, originally scheduled for the evening of Sept.

Inside Rainbow Sign, a vibrant hub for black cultural arts

From the outside, Rainbow Sign didn’t look like much. Housed in a modest building — previously a mortuary — it sat on the corner of Grove (now MLK Jr. Way) and Derby in Berkeley, a quiet, beige house with a tasteful, arched doorway.

Fall brings a brimming arts cornucopia to campus

Fall at UC Berkeley always arrives with an air of anticipation and this year follows suit, with an exhilarating lineup of events ranging from readings by award-winning poets, a student art exhibition on authority, chats with cartoonists, an adaptation of a classical play complete with a cloud structure and the holiday favorite, The Hard Nut.

Performing Strangers: Revisioning the Political Divide

Longtime UC Berkeley sociology professor Arlie Russell Hochschild has centered her work on understanding how those in the majority culture discuss and perceive minority groups.

Asian Youth Orchestra Educates, Exhilarates at Zellerbach Hall

The Asian Youth Orchestra pounced on Zellerbach Hall last Saturday night — one stop of 20 on a worldwide tour for the Hong Kong-based orchestra — with both the drive of a professional symphony and a good-natured excitement that reflected the youth of the players.

Picks and Highlights from the New Cal Performances Season

Single-ticket sales for the 2017-18 season of Cal Performances go on sale at noon today (and there are season packages to consider as well). Overwhelmed by choice? Berkeleyside has pored over the program and chosen our favorite performances in each of the season’s principal categories.

Joe Goode Dance Group Celebrates 30 years with Mix of Old, New

“Are you enjoying your little trip down memory lane?” Joe Goode asked the audience at the YBCA Theater. They were, but he probably was not — the choreographer is loath to revisit old works.

Music Professor Wins Prestigious Kyoto Prize

Richard Taruskin, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor of music, has won a 2017 Kyoto Prize for his contributions to the study, performance and critical discourse of early music, modern Russian music and Western music history.