Berkeley GradNews January 2018
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
Fiona M. Doyle, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division

Welcome to 2018!

Start your semester by exploring opportunities to expand your horizons and hone your skills! More »
Headlines

Berkeley Students Receive Congressional Record Recognition

Congresswoman Barbara Lee recognizes the successful advocacy of two Berkeley graduate students. More »
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You Could Be the Next Campuswide Grad Slam Champion! Deadline to Enter is 2/19/18

Record a three-minute “elevator pitch” of your original research for a chance to win cash prizes and compete systemwide. More »

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 »

Important Dates

Professional Development
GSI mentoring awards

Nominations are Open for the Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

Are you a GSI who would like to acknowledge the work of a faculty member in helping you learn to teach? If so, we encourage you to nominate that person. More »

Opportunity to Give Short, Informal Public Talk: Grounds for Science — 1/26/2018

Grounds for Science is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to gain valuable experience in communicating the important concepts and goals of their field to a broad public audience. More »
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Beyond Academia Conference — 3/1 – 3/2/2018

The Beyond Academia conference features panels on a variety of career tracks that will provide you the opportunity to interact with successful and creative professionals. More »

Participate in the First Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) Grad Slam! Register by 1/26/18

Humanities & Social Sciences students are invited to their own Grad Slam! More »
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Humanities and Social Sciences Communication Series — 2/5 – 2/16/2018

Graduate Professional Development and the Townsend Center host series to promote humanities and social science communication. More »
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Lunchtime Professional Development Info Sessions, Spring 2018

Check out this semester’s roster of info sessions, offered by the Career Center and Graduate Professional Development. More »
Student Life
GradBook app

GradBook Launched by Graduate Division and Graduate Assembly

Stay up-to-date and connected to campus with the Graduate Assembly and Graduate Division's new app, GradBook. More »
Graduate Assembly

Graduate Assembly News & Events: GradFest 2018

Come to GradFest 2018 for free food, fun activities, and more! More »

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards

Doctoral Student Receives the Paul Crissey Graduate Student Research Award

Social Welfare PhD student honored for study on child maltreatment. More »

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

  • National Academy of Sciences Adds Five Berkeley Faculty Members to its Ranks
  • Nine Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Top Universities and Scholars in Biochemistry
  • A Step Toward Faster, More Accurate Breast Cancer Detection
  • Long Distance Duet Tests How Sound Travels
  • Student Startup Gives Patients Control of Personal Data Using Blockchain

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