Measles Health Alert — What You Need to Know

All UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff who were on campus August 24-29 should assess their risk of measles.  WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: 1) Assess your risk level 2) Review your immunization records, and get the MMR vaccine if you haven’t already 3) Watch … Continued

Activate Your Rec Sports Membership Now!

Work/life balance is important. Regular exercise is essential for the mind and body. As a result of a student vote in April 2015 that passed the Wellness Referendum, the cost of Cal Rec Sports student membership is included in all current UC … Continued

The Center for Chinese Studies Reception and Services— 9/27/2015

    Attend the Institute of East Asian Studies 2015 Fall Reception (in affiliation with the Centers for Buddhist, Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies) Monday September 21, 2015 3:00 – 5:00 pm IEAS Conference Room, 1995 University Ave (@Milvia), Suite 510 Meet new faculty, … Continued

CTSP Request for Proposals Leading to Fellowships — 9/28/2015

As a new “multidisciplinary research and design/build center,” UC Berkeley’s Center for Technology, Society & Policy seeks proposals for short-term collaborative projects from a wide range of disciplines and with a wide range of outcomes. Projects may include publishable research, a design … Continued

Attend the Proposal Hackathon!

The Center for Technology, Society & Policy’s Proposal Hackathon is a fun half-day event where potential applicants can find collaborators, form teams and work on project ideas together. Attendees will have an opportunity to pitch ideas and join projects that … Continued

Upcoming Career Fairs and ‘Looking Beyond Academia’ Workshop

Cal Career Fair — 9/15–18, 2015 Come to UC Berkeley’s premier career fair. This fair is the biggest recruiting event of the 2015-16 academic year. Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about entry-level career and internship positions. Don’t miss the opportunity to … Continued

UC Mexus Grants Support Dissertation Research — 9/12/2016

UC Mexus Grants are for dissertation or final MFA projects in Mexico, about Mexico, or in collaboration with the Mexican academic and research community. Additional areas of interest include research or activities related to the Latino experience and Mexican-origin populations … Continued

RSVP Now for New Graduate Student Orientation

The New Graduate Student Orientation is just around the corner! Please take a moment to RSVP for this informative and educational event. We’ll provide welcome and keynote speakers, breakfast and lunch, and a vast array of workshops. Your prompt response helps … Continued

Cal Rentals Now Free for Students

Cal Rentals provides rental listings and housing advice to the Berkeley campus community. Currently registered and newly admitted students can now search rental listings online for free. The service also allows students to find roommates, sublets, and buy/sell furniture. All … Continued

Ph.D. Career Colloquium — 9/1/2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 am – 12:30 pm International House, Chevron Auditorium Whether you plan to pursue a career as an academic or in the business, government, or nonprofit realm, the ability to collaborate effectively has never been … Continued

Open Positions at the Graduate Assembly — Apply Now!

The Graduate Assembly is hiring a Local Affairs Director, a Legislative Affairs Director, and a System-wide Affairs Director, all of whom support the work of theVice President for External Affairs. The application deadline has been extended and the GA will continue … Continued

Call for Papers: 23rd International Conference of Europeanists

“Resilient Europe?” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 14-16, 2016 Organized by the Council for European Studies Resilience is the capacity to survive, to bounce back and to innovate in the wake of extraordinary stress or unexpected crises. Psychologists view resilience as a … Continued

Library Tours & Library Information for Graduate Students

 Tours of Doe, Main Stacks and Moffitt Libraries (Meet at North entrance of the Doe Library) 8/25/2015          4– 5 pm 8/26/2015          10 – 11 am, 1– 2 pm 8/27/2015          9 – 10 am, 10 – 11 am, 1– 2 pm 8/28/2015          … Continued

Help Social Work Students Raise Money to Work in Oaxaca — Summer 2015

This summer Berkeley Social Welfare graduate students are embarking on an six-week international opportunity in Oaxaca, Mexico. Students in the Sin Fronteras program will spend their time refining Spanish language skills and working with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These experiences … Continued

Applications to the 2015-2016 Imagining America Fellows Program

UC Berkeley is a member institution of the Imagining America Consortium, and all Berkeley graduate students are eligible to apply to the following opportunities: PAGE Fellows Program — 5/18/2015 Graduate students with a demonstrated interest in public scholarship and/or artistic practice may … Continued

Introducing The STEAM Channel!

The STEAM Channel is a hub for educators, industry leaders, policy makers and students looking for research and best practices in integrating arts into traditional STEM education. Why? Because while understanding science, technology, engineering and math is important, training in … Continued

SHIP & Counseling Tips from UHS

SHIP Tips Effective 2015-16, Berkeley SHIP will not offer coverage for dependents. In order to contain costs and adhere to Affordable Care Act (ACA) laws, student leaders from the Graduate Assembly and ASUC were notified of the proposal to drop coverage for … Continued

Opportunity For Graduate Students In Education

Graduate students writing dissertations focusing on higher education are invited to apply for membership in a research seminar to be held in 2015-16, co-sponsored by the Center for Studies in Higher Education and Social Science MATRIX. Participants in the seminar will be called … Continued

Student Positions Available for Inclusive Food Programming Project

Four student positions are available for 2015-16 for students to assist with the project “Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Programming at UC Berkeley,” funded by the UC Berkeley Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Innovation Grant Program. Equity and Inclusion in Food Systems … Continued

The Center for Teaching and Learning — 5/8/2015

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will be training a second cohort of graduate students in assessment and evaluation in higher education. To support academic units’ efforts in examining curricular needs and effectiveness, the CTL is soliciting programs in need … Continued

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Workshop: Negotiation for Graduate Students — 4/29/15

This workshop introduces key elements of the negotiation process, the use of bargaining tools, how to leverage your strengths and successfully close the deal. Presented by Debra Behrens, Ph.D. Dr. Debra Behrens is a Ph.D. career counselor in the Career … Continued

Mikva Family Fellowship

J Street is offering a new opportunity called the Mikva Family Fellowship to graduates of the class of 2015. The Mikva Family Fellowship is a unique one-year opportunity for a highly-qualified recent college graduate to gain in-depth experience in political … Continued

Workshop: Writing the Dissertation: Strategies and Pitfalls — 4/23/15

Writing the Dissertation: Strategies and Pitfalls Wednesday, April 23, 2015, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, 110 Sproul Hall  | Register Online This workshop focuses on the basic strategies of successfully writing a doctoral dissertation. It covers both strategies for organizing a large research project and for writing … Continued

Berkeley Sustainability Summit — 4/22/2015

The 12th Annual Sustainability Summit will be held on April 22 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm in Wurster Hall Lobby. Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS), the event will include a poster session, announcements of sustainability awards and grants, … Continued

Seitejournals — Open-Access Publisher of Peer-Reviewed Journals

Seitejournals is an open-access publisher of peer-reviewed journals, covering a wide range of academic disciplines. They welcome submissions of original articles, review, and short communications in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Educational Sciences, Energy and Science Education. Submit your … Continued

Cal Performances Spring Line-up

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Annual Orchestra Residency Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 8 pm, and Sunday, March 22, 3 pm Hertz Hall The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra celebrates a decades-long association with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams in the … Continued

Tickets on Sale for the Graduate Bay Cruise — 4/25/2015

The Graduate Bay Cruise, an annual event organized by the Graduate Social Club and sponsored by the Graduate Assembly, will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30-11:00 pm. The event is a great opportunity for graduate students to dress up, … Continued

CAAMFest 2015 — 3/15 – 3/18/2015

Each year, the Center for Asian American Media brings us the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora. The thirty-third installment of this adventurous festival at BAM/PFA features films and documentaries from Vietnam, Japan, Iran, Cambodia, Argentina, … Continued

“Physics, Data Science, and Presidential Politics” Talk — 2/17/15

Next week the Berkeley Science Review is co-hosting an event with the Career Development Initiative in the Physical Sciences (CDIPS) at Berkeley.  Michelangelo D’Agostino (a former BSR writer and editor) will be giving a talk entitled “Physics, Data Science, and Presidential Politics.” … Continued

“The Berkeley Graduate” Offers a Another Student Perspective

Check out the The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly’s online publication by, for and about graduate students. At their site you will find articles on students, events, research, academic life, science and technology, politics, op-eds, entertainment, and more. In their words: “Its … Continued

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Free Membership

Take advantage of an important resource available to you — UC Berkeley’s Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. The campus has purchased an institutional membership, which accesses resources of particular interest for prospective faculty members and postdocs in underrepresented groups including help with … Continued

National Wildlife Federation Fellowship — 3/8/2015

National Wildlife Federation is currently accepting applications for a special graduate student fellowship opportunity this spring. Last year NWF launched a new online community for student environmental leaders called “EcoLeaders.” The community is designed to support, inform and recognize student … Continued

A Bevy of Thought-Provoking Spring Lectures Awaits You!

The Graduate Division proudly manages the Berkeley Graduate Lectures and UC Berkeley’s Tanner Lectures on Human Values. Here is a brief description of what we’ll be featuring this spring. The HarvEst Distinguished Women Lecture Series is pleased to present Laura … Continued

Greater Good Science Center Gratitude Postdoctoral Fellowship — 3/2/2015

The Greater Good Science Center announced its Gratitude Postdoctoral Fellowship program, a continuation of its six year Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude initiative supported by the John Templeton Foundation. Three fellowships, each for two years of postdoctoral support at published NIH salary levels plus … Continued

Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty — 3/13/2015

Offered jointly by the Graduate Division’s Academic Services and the GSI Teaching & Resource Center, the Summer Institute enables graduate students to excel in all aspects of academic life as they pursue an advanced degree at UC Berkeley and transition … Continued

Spring Teaching Workshops for GSIs

        The GSI Center’s Workshops on Teaching for GSIs cover a wide variety of topics related to university teaching and the GSI experience. The purpose of the series is to offer GSIs, and other graduate students interested … Continued

Workshop on Learning Academic Entitlement — 2/17 & 2/18/2015

Knowing What to Want, Asking for What You Need Presented by Assistant Dean for Graduate Diversity, Carla Trujillo, Ph.D. Student participants will learn strategies, tools, and insights on successfully navigating the road to and through the academy. The workshop will enable … Continued

Title IX Compliance Review, Graduate Student Input Needed — 2/4/2014

Dear Graduate Students​, The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is currently reviewing the University of California, Berkeley’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, known as “Title IX.” Title IX prohibits sex discrimination, including … Continued

Announcements University Health Services

Counseling & Psychological Services Groups (CPS) and Workshops In addition to individual counseling, CPS offers grad student specific workshops and groups each semester. Spring 2015 Managing Stress, Anxiety & Depression – Undergrad & Grad Social Skills & Assertiveness – Undergrad … Continued

Women’s Leadership Intensive Coordinator Position Available

Women’s Leadership Intensive (WLI) iis a pilot leadership program for women students. The direct benefit to students is intended to be increased confidence and self-esteem, a larger network of women mentors, and lerning practical strategies to address day-to-day challenges that … Continued

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Do New Year’s Resolutions Really Work?

Do you make a New Year’s resolution every year? It turns out that people who make resolutions at the New Year have a much higher chance of keeping them.

International House Gateway Fellowships — 2/11/2015

Graduate students who live at International House, or aspire to, can to speak to their academic department about being nominated for a Gateway Fellowship for 2015-16. The annual I-House Gateway Fellowships competition awards one eligible student (with financial need) per fellowship: … Continued

Cal Performances, Winter Fun for the Whole Family!

This winter Cal Performances features family fun with three great shows. Tickets start at $11 for UC Berkeley students, ages 16 and under half price! Buy now at calperformances.org or by visiting the Ticket Office located in Zellerbach Hall. Peking Acrobats • January … Continued

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Career Center Information and Offerings

Professional Development Opportunity for Humanities Doctoral Students The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for its Humanists@Work graduate student advisory committee.. Who can apply: Currently enrolled UC Humanities graduate students Deadline: March 18, 2015, 11:59 PST, apply online via FastApps Award: $1,000 stipend; … Continued

Postdoctoral and Student/Predoctoral Research Positions

The New England Complex Systems Institute has funding for postdoctoral and predoctoral research appointments. We look for outstanding applicants with training in physics, mathematics or computer science. We value strong writing abilities. Candidates should be interested in contributing to a … Continued

Personal Financial Management Class for Graduate Students

Are you concerned about your financial future in a complex world of credit cards, debit cards, student loan debt, credit reports, FICO scoring, identity theft, 401(K) plans, IRAs, the impacts of love and money in a relationship, the best ways … Continued

Rosemary Joyce

Reflections on the Fall Semester

As the Interim Dean of the Graduate Division, I have enjoyed the opportunity to deepen my involvement with various projects close to my heart. The new Dean of the Graduate Division, Fiona Doyle, Professor of Mineral Engineering, will begin her post on January 1, 2015.

Fellowship Matters: Remarkable Scholars and Their Supporters

Selina Shieunda Makana is a PhD student in African American Diaspora Studies (AADS) from Kenya, and benefits from fellowship support made possible by Berkeley-based art dealers of African and Asian imports, Beany and Dick Wezelman. The personal bond they have … Continued

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Berkeley Fuel

Graduate education at Berkeley is fueled by many forces: great minds with a passion for discovery; a drive to approach problems in new ways to innovate new solutions, and philanthropy . . .

Family Planning at Cal! — 11/19/2014

Thinking of becoming a parent or starting a family while in Graduate School? Come to a resource panel to hear from graduate student parents and support service staff to learn about resources that are available to help graduate student families be … Continued

Volunteer Opportunity With the Office of the Attorney General

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applications from undergraduate students, graduate students, law students, and recent law school graduates who are willing to accept unpaid volunteer positions that offer a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to the office … Continued

The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry — 2/1/2015

The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry, which will be held at The New School on June 14-21, 2015, offers advanced doctoral students and junior faculty from around the world the opportunity to take part in a series of intensive seminars with eminent scholars on topics ranging from Heidegger … Continued

UC MEXUS Small Grant Competition — 12/1/2014

The UC MEXUS small grant competition is offered twice a year and provides support to University of California graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all disciplines for small, short-term, non-dissertation projects of one week to six months that will advance … Continued

Rosemary Joyce

Free Speech Movement Leaves an Inspiring Legacy

Berkeley has preserved the documentary record of this extraordinary time, ensuring that future generations will be in a position to explore these events that changed the landscape of higher education in the United States.

Call for Applications to SMART Program for Summer 2015 — 11/24/2014

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART), a 10-week mentoring program administered by the Graduate Division during the summer, links undergraduate students with graduate students on a research project to facilitate professional development and mentoring skills. During the fall semester, 20 graduate … Continued

Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship — 10/30/14

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a transatlantic educational program from Humanity in Action. The Fellowship offers 24 American and European graduate students the chance to explore the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity. Fellows travel to Washington, DC, Paris … Continued

CalRAD: Rape Aggression Defense for Women

Learn how to increase awareness and assertiveness skills. Develop physical techniques designed for women’s specific needs and assets. The R.A.D. System is a 9-12 hour comprehensive, women-only course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Please wear comfortable clothing and … Continued

Anne van Biema Fellowship — 12/15/2014

The Anne van Biema Fellowship was established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts. Fellowships support research at the Freer Gallery of Art and … Continued

Evette Harless Scholarship — 9/30/14

The National Go Solar Foundation (NGSF) established the Evette Harless Scholarship, which awards $1000 annually to up to ten graduate students who show great interest in solar energy research and aim for an academic career after graduation. The deadline is the end … Continued

One Year Paid Employment Opportunity with NNSA — 10/20/2014

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in domestic and global nuclear security. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits terms, Fellows work alongside NNSA experts in Washington, … Continued

File Thesis or Dissertation — 8/15/2014

For Masters / Ph.D. students This is the deadline only for students registered in Summer Sessions. If you’re filing during the summer, you will receive a December 2014 degree. We recommend that your faculty committee review your … Continued