Berkeley GradNews January 2017
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Dean  
Fiona M. Doyle

Welcome to 2017!

Professional development opportunities this semester include competing in Grad Slam for prizes and a chance to represent Berkeley at the high-profile UC-wide competition. More »
Headlines
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Another Fine Crop of Spring Lectures

Since 1904, hundreds of lecturers have visited Berkeley to share their research and thoughts. Here is a brief description of what we’ll be featuring this spring. More »
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For the Love of Chemistry: Meet PhD Candidate Teresa Williams

Love of one's field sparks perseverance toward the Ph.D., as one doctoral candidate reveals to another. More »
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Your Guide to Fellowships and Grants

This fellowship season, find your next grant, scholarship and fellowship on our list! More »

Important Dates

File Thesis or Dissertation (Spring 2017 Deadline)
Friday, May 12, 2017

File Thesis or Dissertation (Summer 2017 Deadline)
Friday, August 11, 2017

File Thesis or Dissertation (Fall 2017 Deadline)
Friday, December 15, 2017

Professional Development
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You Could be Berkeley’s Grad Slam Contestant. Submit Your 3 Minute Video by 2/15/2017!

Are you engaged in interesting research? Combine professional development with the prospect of winning cash prizes. More »
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Upcoming Workshops — Dissertation Writing & Applying for a Fulbright-IIE Grant

Graduate Division’s Professional Development Program supports graduate success and career preparation. More »
Career Center

Social Impact Career Fair — 2/16/2017

Two spring career fairs: Spring Career Fair and California Community College (CCC) Registry Job Fair in San Francisco More »
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

Online Professional Development Resource for Graduate Students

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) offers online resources for Berkeley graduate students, postdocs, and faculty. More »
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Energy and Cleantech Career Night — 2/15/2016

The Energy and Cleantech Career Night is an annual networking event connecting graduate students with companies in energy and clean tech. More »
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Beyond Academia Conference — 3/2 – 3/3/2017

Save the dates for the Beyond Academia Conference and Career Reception coming in March! More »
Student Life
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UCBe: A Berkeleyan

Learn about the unique arts, cultural, and culinary experiences available around Berkeley. More »

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards
Shilpa Raja

Shilpa Raja Awarded High Honors by the Material Research Society

Shilpa Raja, who recently received her doctoral degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was awarded "Graduate Student Gold” for quality research. More »

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

  • Shoe-String Theory: Science Shows Why Shoelaces Come Untied
  • Wheel the World: One MBA Student’s Quest to Make the Outdoors Accessible to All
  • Seven at UC Berkeley Awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships, Most of Any University
  • School of Journalism Lecturer on Team Awarded Pulitzer for Ghost Ship Fire Coverage
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects 11 Faculty as Members
  • Renewable Energy has Robust Future in Much of Africa

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