The Bay Area Science Festival — 10/27 – 11/5/2016

The Bay Area Science Festival returns this fall October 27 – November 5 for ten days of celebration of the Bay Area’s scientific wonders, resources, and opportunities. The UC Berkeley scientific community can participate in numerous Festival events. Outreach organizers may … Continued

Movie Matinees for all Ages

Rediscover the pleasures of a Saturday at the movies and introduce your family to film classics on the big screen. Upcoming films in this ongoing series include Jacques Tati’s hilarious classic M. Hulot’s Holiday, Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved Ponyo, and North … Continued

North America Elsevier Research Intelligence Conference — 9/29/2016

Enabling Data-informed Strategic Planning for the Research Enterprise Wednesday, September 28 (Evening Welcome Reception) Thursday, September 29, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm (Dinner to follow) DoubleTree Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA This conference will bring together close to one hundred of the region’s leading vice … Continued

NEW! Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) open to GSIs and GSRs

Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) is new a place where Graduate Student Instructors and Graduate Student Researchers can receive support and find inspiration for teaching and learning, and research tools on campus. Consultation, workshops, showcases, meetups, seminars and more are held regularly. … Continued

Fulbright U.S. Student Program — 9/5/2016

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside … Continued

Berkeley Crowdfunding Wants You to Act by 9/30/2016

The new academic year brings exciting, new ideas from our students, faculty, and staff — and the opportunity for you to help turn their ideas into impactful reality. Crowdfund.berkeley.edu is your source for exploring and supporting a fresh crop of projects … Continued

Cal Performances Presents Ojai at Berkeley

June 16 – 18, 2016 in Zellerbach Hall and Zellerbach Playhouse Peter Sellars, music director Thomas W. Morris, artistic director, Ojai Music Festival Matías Tarnopolsky, executive and artistic director, Cal Performances Berkeley graduate students enjoy 50% off with their Cal1Card! $10 ticket … Continued

The Graduate Assembly is Hiring!

The Graduate Assembly, UC Berkeley’s graduate student government, is hiring! We are currently seeking applications for Project Directors and the Project Liaison; other openings will be available later in the summer. Project Directors work in specific graduate student communities; the Project … Continued

Delta Science Fellows Program — 9/23/2016

The Delta Science Fellows Program brings together graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with Bay-Delta agency scientists and senior research mentors to collaborate on data analysis and research projects applicable to the California Bay-Delta system. This fellowship is a partnership with the Delta … Continued

UC Smoke and Tobacco Free Student Fellowships — 5/25/2016

In support of the University of California’s commitment to a smoke and tobacco free UC and its critical role in developing research, public health and policy solutions for this rapidly evolving landscape, the UC Systemwide Smoke and Tobacco Free Task … Continued

Early Music Film Festival — 5/26 – 6/15/2016

Celebrate the Baroque! BAM/PFA partners with the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, a biannual showcase of early music, to present films related to Baroque music and host two concerts, Seventeenth-Century Italian Motets with Trombones performed by ¡Sacabuche! and a free concert by … Continued

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff are hosting events throughout April 2016 to raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment, as well as provide spaces for healing and empowerment of survivors. Coordinated annually by the National Sexual Violence Resource … Continued

Call for Papers for Reducing Urban Poverty — 5/15/2016

To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, Cities Alliance, IHC – Global Coalition for Inclusive Housing and Sustainable Cities, USAID, the Wilson Center, and the World Bank are co-sponsoring the 7th annual paper … Continued

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New SHIP Coverage Announced

University Health Services (UHS) announced the SHIP medical contract has been awarded to Anthem Blue Cross for the 2016-2017 school year. Through strong partnership with our student leaders and campus stakeholders, we were able to address the priorities identified by … Continued

The Forgotten International Fellowships — 3/15/2016

The Forgotten International (FTI) is enlisting applicants for field volunteer positions abroad to do poverty alleviation work. FTI partners with 10 organizations in Cambodia, Nepal, India, Kenya, Peru and Uganda, and continues to expand their placements around the globe. Placements abroad may involve: … Continued

Career Pathways Seminar — 2/25/2016

The Berkeley Postdoctoral Association is hosting a Career Pathways seminar series designed to expose you to unique career paths and to connect you with people who are working in exciting fields outside of academia. The seminar … Continued

2016 Faculty Mentor Award (FMA) — 2/21/2016

The Graduate Assembly has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2016 Faculty Mentor Award (FMA) to February 21 at 11:59 pm The UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award (FMA), now in its 13th year, honors members of the Berkeley faculty and teaching staff who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, … Continued

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Celebrate Multiculturalism!

Spring festivals remind me of the multicultural richness of the Berkeley campus and our surrounding area.

Volunteer Position Available with Science@Cal

Science@Cal is a cross-discipline campus organization dedicated to sharing the wonder, excitement and relevance of the UC Berkeley STEM research community with public audiences. Science@Cal seeks a graduate student to assist with organization and speaker recruitment for its monthly East Bay Science … Continued

Family Fare begins at BAMPFA

Second Saturdays at 11:30 am and 1 pm Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s) Bring the whole family to the new BAMPFA in downtown Berkeley to view, discuss, and make art. In each session of Family Fare, your family can participate … Continued

General Scholarship for Higher Learning Award — 4/15/2016

ReservationCounter.com Scholarships for Higher Learning are awarded twice annually in the fall and spring of each year. The Spring 2016 General Scholarship Award is for $1500. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2016. See the ReservationCounter.com website for more information.

BAM/PFA Berkeley Student Preview & Community Day

UC Berkeley Student Preview is an opportunity for UC Berkeley students to preview the building and the inaugural exhibition. Friday, January 29, 2016 Current Cal student ID required. Explore the new BAM/PFA at the Community Day opening Experience the cutting-edge design by … Continued

Which Art Class Will You Take?

Have you tried any of these classes? Photography Photoshop & Lightroom, Wednesdays, 6 – 8 pm (1/27 – 3/9) Intermediate Darkroom, Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm (1/27 – 3/9) Drawing Black & White Portrait Drawing, Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm (1/28 – 3/3) Ceramics Handbuilding Sculptural Forms, Thursdays, … Continued

Science Leadership and Management (SLAM) Spring Seminar

SLAM is a program for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the sciences designed to foster and support the development of effective leadership and management skills for individuals seeking to reach their full potential in a variety of career paths. … Continued

Job Opportunity at Blendle for Journalists

Blendle is a media startup from the Netherlands, looking to transform the world of high quality journalism. Blendle allows readers to buy individual articles from a range of premium publishers and publications for a few cents a pop. Read more about … Continued

Resources for Students in Need Over the Holidays

Winter break is almost here. For those of you who are unable to go home for the holidays and have limited resources here are some options for you. During the holiday break, a list compiled by University Health Services and the Centers for … Continued

Fellowship for Social Science Dissertation Students — 1/31/2016

The Center for Engaged Scholarship, a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives in San Francisco,  is accepting applications for dissertation fellowships of $25,000 each. The Center supports “scholarship that can move us to a society that is more egalitarian, more democratic, … Continued

Postdoc Industry Exploration Program (PIEP)

Postdocs and graduate students are often faced with a dilemma: seek work in academia or seek a job in industry? For many, this decision is difficult because exposure to industry careers is limited. UC Berkeley postdocs and graduate students developed a … Continued

The E2 Project Request for Proposals — December 31, 2015

The E2e Project is hosting an energy efficiency research design competition and seeks innovative proposals from junior faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and Ph.D. students. E2e aims to encourage talented young researchers to work on energy efficiency issues. With generous funding from … Continued

Two EECS Affiliates are Finalists in the Collegiate Inventors Competition

Berkeley’s Sangyoon Han and Tae Joon Seok are among the 2015 finalists in the Graduate Division of the 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition (CIC).  Sangyoon Han, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) focuses his research on implementing optoelectronic devices on Silicon Photonic platform using … Continued

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship — 2/12/2016

The California Sea Grant College Program is seeking applications for the 2017 NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. The Knauss Fellowship, established in 1979, provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean … Continued

SALAM 2016: Summer Arabic Language and Media Program — 1/10/2016

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) announces its 2016 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program in the Sultanate of Oman. SQCC supports Arabic language study for U.S. students through its annual SALAM program. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a … Continued

Meet Fellow Grad Students at these Graduate Assembly Events

Graduate Students of Color Study Hall Hosted by the Graduate Minority Student Project December 11, 2015, 9 – 6 pm, Christian Hall https://www.facebook.com/UCB.GMSP/ Be productive with hot coffee and free food. De-Stress Meditation Series Hosted by the Graduate Student Wellness Project December … Continued

DROP.TOWN Art Show 2015!

Don’t miss the DROP.TOWN Art Show! A group of Berkeley undergrads, graduate students, and alumni are working to develop the art/music community at Cal by building bridges and providing more opportunities to network, share, and learn from each other. Visit their … Continued

Call for Submissions: 2016 Thinking Gender Conference — 11/20/2015

UCLA Center for the Study of Women announces THINKING GENDER 2016 26th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference Call for submissions: Spatial Awareness, Representation, and Gendered Spaces Thinking Gender 2016 invites submissions for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, posters, and—for the first time — … Continued

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Help Yourself Stay Well this Fall and Winter, Get a Flu Shot

Flu Shot Clinics 2015 Noon-5 pm, UHS Education Center, First Floor Friday, November 20 Friday, December 4 No appointment needed! Drop in to any flu shot clinic! Get directions. Preservative-free vaccine, protects against 4 different flu strains(quadravalent). Cost is $30; … Continued

R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship — 1/29/2016

The Underhill Fellowship will provide $30,000 to a UC Berkeley graduate student who has advanced to candidacy and whose research focuses on US-UK affairs, including, issues involving foreign relations, politics, history, law, economics, and culture.The Underhill Fellowship is sponsored by … Continued

Origins Project Postdoctoral Award Lectureship — 11/1/2015

Arizona State University is now accepting nominations to the annual Origins Project Postdoctoral Award Lectureship through November 1, 2015. This award, the largest of its kind in the world, is given annually to an outstanding junior scholar chosen from all countries, from … Continued

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program — 10/26/15

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported … Continued

Cool Campus Challenge

Help the University of California (and Berkeley) become carbon neutral by 2025. From October 6 to December 10, 2015 all faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate … Continued

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