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

Introducing New Leadership in the Graduate Division

For the past three years, Rosemary Joyce has served as Associate Dean. Now, she is stepping in as Interim Dean of the Graduate Division this summer and fall, while the campus conducts a search for a successor to former Dean Andrew Szeri, who has taken on a different Vice Provost role. More »
Headlines
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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. More »
Jeff Benca

A Lycopod Odyssey with Jeff Benca

See a video on Jeff Benca, a graduate student in the Department of Integrative Biology, who is studying a group of early land plants called lycopods. The video was produced by Molly Sharlach, Ph.D. '13, who recently completed a graduate certificate in science communication at UC Santa Cruz. More »
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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. 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
GSI Conference

Fall 2017 GSI Teaching Conference: 8/17–18/2017

You’ve just been appointed for the first time as a GSI at UC Berkeley. Now what? The annual GSI Teaching Conference is the place for you. More »
Career Center

Two Academic Job Search Series – August 2017

Whether you plan on wading or plunging into the market, here’s a chance to learn a little more about what you’re getting into. More »
Student Life

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards
Beatrice Katcher

Newsroom in a Pocket: Berkeley Student Wins a Digital Journalism Scholarship

A newly established scholarship for students who pursue degrees at the intersection of journalism and computers has been awarded to a Berkeley graduate student for her innovative project to connect children to journalism. More »
Mimi-Kim

Berkeley Grad Recognized for Promoting Social Change

Mimi Kim, a Ph.D. student who recently graduated from the School of Social Welfare, received an honorable mention at this year’s Thomas I. Yamashita Prize award ceremony. 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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