Berkeley GradNews March 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

Competitions and Celebrations

Hear about your peers’ research — and applaud the faculty who inspire and mentor our graduate students! More »
Headlines
Tomas Leon

Something in the Water

How tramping across rice paddies in Thailand can help unravel tropical diseases and improve public health. More »
Ryan Gourley

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Berkeley Graduate Fellows Video Contest!

Three holders of prestigious fellowships show and tell what makes Berkeley, and their studies, special! More »
Art Rosenfeld

Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency: “Creating the Next Generation” of Leaders in Energy Sustainability

This video illuminates the legacy of a revered Berkeley professor, physicist, and pioneer in energy conservation. More »

Important Dates

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

Professional Development
Berkeley Grad Slam logo

Come Cheer On Your Colleagues at the Berkeley Grad Slam Championship! — 4/4/2018

Ten semifinalists chosen from programs including Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology, Environmental Engineering, Physics, and Rhetoric. More »

What Does It Take to Land a Job? Many Small Steps and One Big Leap of Faith

PhDs in English and Biology deliver keynotes at the 2018 Beyond Academia Conference. More »

“Start Now, and Start Small”

Tips and first steps for career exploration recommended by the Beyond Academia conference’s speakers, panelists, and attendees! More »

Inside Dope: Life as a Humanist — 4/6/2018

Eleven Berkeley PhD alums working in a range of careers engage in conversation with current PhD students to help students gain insight into their own paths. More »
Deb McCaffree

Domain Consultant Positions as a Career Stepping-Stone for Graduate Students

Jobs are open now — apply today! More »
Student Life
GradFest

Spring Gradfest Serves Up Fun and Builds Community

Last month, graduate and professional students had the opportunity to engage with campus departments, and graduate student organizations in one central place. More »

Alternative Career Paths and Public Service

An alumna reflects on how graduate students can explore public service and prepare for a variety of career paths in their future. More »

Graduate Students Unite for Earth Action Initiative

Graduate students to host a direct action climate conference and art show. More »

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards

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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