Berkeley GradNews July 2016
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
Fiona M. Doyle

Sadness… and Solace

In the face of tragedy, what we can do to make the world a more just and peaceful place. More »
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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 »
Ausfahl Family

The Ausfahl Family Gives Back

Bill Ausfahl established the Ausfahl Chair in Philosophy, which provides a stable, predictable source of funding for a professor to apply to research and to supporting top graduate students. More »
Maywa Montenegro

Food Access, Research, and Social Justice

Food issues are hot on campus now, and graduate students are in the thick of the mix. 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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Berkeley Hosts the 29th Annual Meeting of the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC)

Berkeley hosts the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC) meeting — the nation’s largest gathering of professionals charged with providing career and professional development services to graduate students, PhDs and postdocs. More »
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Upcoming Professional Development Events

Career Development Initiative for the Physical Sciences (CDIPS): Ph.D. Consulting Club Info Session More »
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Describe Your Summer Activities for a Chance to Be Published and Receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Share your stories about what you are doing and learning while away from Berkeley this summer. Up to ten winning essayists will receive a $100 Amazon gift certificate. More »
Student Life

Short-Term Temporary Transitional Housing for Graduate Students

Are you a newly admitted graduate student looking for housing? This summer, Berkeley Housing is offering short-term temporary housing in Berkeley and San Francisco. More »
Virginia Duplessis

UCBe: Prevention

Amid growing concern about the prevalence of sexual violence and sexual harassment on university campuses, UC Berkeley has announced plans to invest an additional $2.5M to strengthen its prevention, response, and support programs. More »

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards

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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