Berkeley GradNews January 2017
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and 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 »

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 (Fall 2017 Deadline)
Friday, December 15, 2017

Apply for Filing Fee Status for Spring 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Apply for Candidacy (NRST reduction only)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Apply for In Absentia Registration for Spring 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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 »

Graduate Writing Center Workshops — Fall 2017

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

How to Get a Postdoc Job in the Humanities or Social Sciences — 5/5 & 5/12/2017

How do you get a postdoc position in the humanities or social sciences? 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

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

  • NSF Awards Support Berkeley Data Science Institute, National Workshops
  • UC Berkeley Rated World’s Top Public and Fourth-Best Overall by U.S. News
  • $65.5 Million from NIH to Create Brain Atlas
  • At Resistance School, Students Bring the Best of Berkeley Online
  • School of Information Offers New Cybersecurity Degree
  • California Birds Nesting a Week Earlier than They did a Century Ago

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