Berkeley GradNews August 2014
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
Rosemary Joyce

Welcome to Berkeley!

For incoming students, I hope to see you at the New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) on Tuesday, August 26. This lively half-day event is packed with speakers and workshops tailored to help you learn about resources essential to getting oriented to campus. More »
Headlines

Startups Develop the Next Big Thing at Berkeley Lab

Inside Stanley Hall, a number of laboratories are in full swing over the summer as incubators for innovative startups that may spearhead emerging industries. More »
New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation — Arrive, Orient, and Go

New to Berkeley? The New Graduate Student Orientation on August 22 will help you find answers to your questions and help you jump-start your academic year. More »

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. More »

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. More »

Important Dates

Apply for Candidacy (for NRST reduction starting Fall 2017)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Apply for In Absentia Registration for Fall 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Apply for Filing Fee Status for Fall 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Professional Development
GIGS logo

Interested in Increasing Graduate Diversity? Become a GiGS Mentor! — 8/15/2017

Interested in increasing graduate diversity? Be a GIGS mentor. Deadline to apply is August 15. More »
Student Life

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards
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. More »
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. More »

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

  • Twilight Observations Reveal Huge Storm on Neptune
  • 11 UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Alumni Nominated for Emmys
  • UC Berkeley, Google Team Up for Solar Eclipse
  • 25 Top Colleges That Dominate Academically And Athletically
  • A Day in the Life of the Campanile
  • Making Chicken Feathers

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