Berkeley GradNews March 2015
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
Fiona M. Doyle

Berkeley Grad Students to Compete in First UC-Wide “Grad Slam”

I find it especially exciting when chances to shine are open to all graduate students from all sectors of our campus — and even more so, when Berkeley students vie for the spotlight with peers from the nine other UC campuses. More »
Headlines

Tufts University Taps Cal Political Scholar as New Dean of Arts & Sciences

After earning two degrees from Cal, James M. Glaser will head Tufts University's largest and oldest school. More »

Berkeley Graduates Create a Mobile App to Bridge Communication Gaps

Recent engineering graduate students created the first real-time mobile app that allows deaf and hearing people to communicate. More »

Rachel Sklar Helps Turn Human Waste into Renewable Fuel

A Public Health student traveled to Mombasa, Kenya to help a community change their waste management practices. More »

Historic Julia Morgan Hall Replanted in UC Botanical Garden, Now Open to Public

The century-old edifice was initially built to give female students — who weren't allowed in Senior Hall — a place to congregate for social activities. More »

Spring Break on a Budget

Spring break is right around the corner, but you don't need to break the bank to have a memorable vacation! More »

Important Dates

File Thesis or Dissertation (Summer 2018 Deadline)
Friday, August 10, 2018

Professional Development
Student Life

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards

Berkeley, a Top Host for Mexican Doctorate Scholars

Did you know that UC Berkeley is a top host for Mexican doctoral students? More »

Six Interdisciplinary Faculty/ Student Pairs Named Arts Research Center (ARC) Fellows

ARC announced the selection of fellows for the 2015 ARC Fellows Program for UC Berkeley Graduate Students and Faculty. More »

Research & Innovation Award Winners Help Marginalized Communities in Developing Nations

USAID recently partnered with Berkeley to offer fellowships for research in developing nations. More »

First-Year Graduate Student Takes on the Biggest Story of Her Life

When journalism student Harriet Rowan began researching campaign reports at UC Berkeley, she didn't realize it would land her in the media spotlight. More »

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

  • Doudna-Charpentier Team Awarded U.S. Patent for CRISPR-Cas9
  • Three Berkeley Engineers Named as Top Young Innovators
  • Largest Startup Class Yet Enters UC Berkeley’s Expanding Accelerator
  • Study Uses Mobile Money to Promote Saving in Developing Economies
  • New DNA Synthesis Technique Promises Rapid, High-Fidelity DNA Printing
  • Mammals Going Nocturnal to Avoid Humans

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