Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Post-Bachelor Fellowship

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Call for Applications

The Post-Bachelor Fellowship is a structured program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of global health projects. More information can be found here.

To apply online:

Applications can also be mailed to:

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

University of Washington

Attn: PBF program

2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600

Seattle, WA 98121 USA

More information about the PBF program and the Institute for Health Metrics
and Evaluation can be found at: or contact

Job Announcement

The Department of Housing and Community Development is seeking a creative individual to serve as the Public Relations Director and media spokesperson for the agency.

More information about this position can be found here.

Friday, December 17, 2010

2010 VT Fall Commencement

UAP undergraduates received their degrees this morning. Congratulations!

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Best Careers 2011: Urban Planner

As one of the 50 Best Careers of 2011, this should have strong growth over the next decade
By Ben Baden

US News/Money Careers

Posted: December 6, 2010

The rundown:
Building a new park is no walk in the park. You'll need to study how the land is currently used, hold public hearings to get community input, and forecast how many people will use the park. Then, factor in zoning and environmental regulations, where sewer systems and fire hydrants will go, and staying within the city's budget. The same goes for building a new housing development or school. If all goes well, urban planners change the face of the city or at least make sure that its water and electricity continue to hum behind the scenes. But you'll need to be a bit of a diplomat to get all the stakeholders to agree to your plan. - Read Full Story

UAP in Virginia Tech News

Derek Hyra studies neighborhood revitalization in our nation's capital The revitalization of historic African-American neighborhoods is a central research focus for Derek Hyra, associate professor, Urban Affairs and Planning Program in the Virginia Tech National Capital Region.- Read Full Story

Spring Courses

Two UAP Alexandria courses to consider for Spring semester:

UAP 5794 Environmental Studio- The Sustainability Planning Lab

Urban Planning/Design Module—Living City Block at 14th & U

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2011 ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship!

For the fifth consecutive year, ThinkSwiss will select 15 talented and motivated U.S. students from all fields of study who apply for a research project at a Swiss university or research lab. The awardees will receive a monthly grant of $1000 for a period of up to three months.

The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship is part of the U.S.-wide ThinkSwiss program on Education, Research and Innovation. Switzerland, a leading country in science, research and technology, is working with its American counterparts to address global challenges. The ThinkSwiss program is under the auspices of the Swiss Confederation (

Please find the call for applications located here. Additional information about the 2011 ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship can be found on The deadline for applications is March 31, 2011.

Apart from the Research Scholarship, ThinkSwiss also supports U.S. students with travel grants to attend selected Swiss Summer Schools. More details about this program and the selected summer schools for 2011 will be published on our website in January (

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Undergraduate Course on Philanthropy

A new upper-level undergraduate course on Philanthropy is being offered Spring quarter through UAP. The course is listed under UAP-4984.

If you are interested, please see the flyer for more information.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Green Development Module - Spring 2011

See flyer for a description of the Green Housing Development Module:

CRN 16802 UAP-5424 TS: Green Housing and Community Development Module

Friday, February 4th 5-9 pm and Saturday February 6th, 9-5 pm

Please check the Timetable of Classes for the UAP Spring 2011 Course Schedule.

Attention Graduate Students - Paid Internship Available

Planning Intern
(Paid Internship Available)

Central Maryland Regional Transit seeks a highly motivated graduate student to serve as a paid Intern for the spring semester. The Intern will assist the Transportation Planner with hands-on planning activities related to the ongoing performance and development of a multi-jurisdictional public transit and subscription bus services and development and coordination of Federal, State and Local grant activities. In addition, the intern will assist the finance department with budget reconciliation for subscription bus services.

The position will be part-time (no more than 20 hours per week) from January–May 2011. Submit resume with cover letter and hourly compensation expectation to CMRT Human Resources at

Deadline: December 22, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Summer in Switzerland!

SPIA and Urban Affairs and Planning are offering an exciting summer class in Switzerland next summer from June 28 to 22 July 2011. The class is called “Sustainable Europe” and will be taught together with students and professors from the Urban and Environmental Planning Department at the University of Virginia (UVA).

As you can see from the syllabus, the course is divided into three parts:

Part 1: “History and Theory of Contemporary Sustainable Development: Can Europe Become the Most Competitive, Dynamic, and Sustainable Economy in the World?”

Part 2: “Sustainable Local Community and Economic Development in the Age of Globalization: Competing while Preserving Cultural Identities?”

Part 3: “Making Urban Transport Sustainable: How Do European Cities Promote Walking, Cycling, and Public Transport?”


Tuesday, December 7, 11am, Architecture Annex 114

Application Deadline

January 31, 2011

All applications must be submitted online here.

More Information

Contact: Ralph Buehler, or Ralph Hall