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Arrival Guide for New International Graduate Students

As the fall semester approaches, many international students are preparing for their journey ahead. We have compiled a resource list in conjunction with Berkeley International Office to help smooth the transition.

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Tips for Finding Housing in Berkeley

One of the first challenges facing new Cal students is finding a place to call home, whether on- or off-campus. Cal Housing has some tips and suggestions that can help with your search.

New Graduate Student Orientation

Arrive, Orient, and Go

New Graduate Student? Come to the New Graduate Student Orientation on August 23rd to find answers to your questions and learn everything you need to know to get your life as a graduate student up and running.

The Princeton Society of Fellows — 10/1/14

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2015-2018 Fellowship competition. Application Postmark deadline: October 1, 2014. Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year: two Open Fellowships … Continued

Students Hold Benefit Concert for Children in Gaza

On the evening of August 5, the living room of a student house on Hillegass Ave in Berkeley was transformed into an intimate benefit concert venue where musicians from UC Berkeley sang for children affected by the conflict in Gaza.

Gavin McCormick

Innovation Gives Users a Say in Energy Consumption

McCormick, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is the recipient of this year’s Echoing Green Climate Fellowship for his innovation that empowers people and business to control their own energy choices.

Get to Know Your Graduate Assembly

From the Welcome Back Party, to the Empowering Women of Color Conference. From free tax consultation, to workshops for student parents. From The Berkeley Graduate online journal, to the Queer and Transgender Advocacy project. Discover how the Graduate Assembly is working to improve the lives of graduate students and create a vibrant and inclusive graduate community.

Important Financial Information for Graduate Students

1. Fellowship Stipend Payments and EFT Students may have their fellowship stipends deposited directly into their bank accounts by signing up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT); EFT activates within 7 business days. Students not signed up for EFT will have … Continued

Michael Jordan

Researcher Michael Jordan Wins $100,000 Rumelhart Prize for Cognitive Science

Michael Jordan, a leading UC Berkeley faculty researcher in the fields of computer science and statistics, is the 2015 recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize, a prestigious honor reserved for those who have made fundamental contributions to the theoretical foundations of human cognition.

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Prestigious Canadian Scholarship Granted to Berkeley Student

Andrea Marston, a doctoral student in the Department of Geography, has been granted the 2014 Trudeau Scholarship, the most prestigious doctoral award for the social sciences and humanities in Canada. The Foundation awarded the scholarships to 14 students this year.

Jay Keasling

Berkeley Professor Wins International Award in Renewable Energy

Jay Keasling, a professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering, has won the 2014 Eni Award prize in Renewable Energy for his achievements in the microbial production of hydrocarbon fuels.

Berkeley Students Recognized by NAEd/Spencer Fellowship

Four UC Berkeley students were awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for their research in the field of education. Each recipient was given a $25,000 cash prize for the 2014-15 academic year and an opportunity to network with members of NAE and other senior scholars during a retreat.

Kelly Clancy

Berkeley Grad Wins Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation

Kelly Clancy, a graduate student in Biophysics, has won the Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation, a newly established award with only two winners each year. As the reward, Clancy took home a trophy and a $50,000 cash prize. UC Berkeley will also receive an award to support a seminar series.

2014 Teaching Effectiveness Award Recipients.

GSIs and Faculty Win Awards for Teaching and Mentorship

In recognition of the excellence of Graduate Student Instructors’ in teaching undergraduates, as well as the outstanding work of faculty members who mentor those GSIs, the GSI Teaching & Resource Center held three award ceremonies this spring.

Paul Hertelendy

Memorial Fund Benefits Berkeley Students for Half a Century

In 1965 when Paul Hertelendy graduated from Berkeley with a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, he established a fund in memory of his colleague Tse-Wei Liu who died in an auto accident. For half a century, the fund has been benefiting students in Berkeley.