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

May is a Month for Recognitions and Reflections

Use this summer to reflect on your academic progress and research you've accomplished this year, and happy journeys ahead. More »

Students Advise Legislators on Graduate Research Advocacy Day

Two Ph.D. candidates recently met legislators in Sacramento to discuss the importance of graduate student research. More »

Traveling Abroad? Check out this Guide

If you will spend any part of the summer outside the U.S., please consult this guide to facilitate your safety, health, and well-being. More »

What’s Next? Students Share Post-Graduation Plans

Find out what new graduates are doing after graduation. More »

Five Years Later: Berkeley Looks at The Affordable Care Act

Kathleen Sebelius, the former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services who oversaw the passage of the Affordable Care Act, visited the campus to talk about the landmark law. More »

UC-Wide Grad Slam Offers Cash and “Slammy” to Winning TED Style Research Talk

What if you only had three minutes to summarize your research? These UC students show you how in this "TED"-like contest. More »

The Career Center Helps Students Find their Professional Path

Are you looking for a job after graduation but you're not sure where to start? The Career Center is here to help you figure out your options. 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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Beyond Academia Positions & Open House — 11/15/2017

Beyond Academia is a group of UC Berkeley graduate students and postdocs whose goal is to educate PhDs in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM fields about non-academic career paths. More »
Student Life

Graduate Division Announcements


Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards

The ‘Woz’ Steve Wozniak Awarded Alumnus of the Year

Apple co-founder and alumnus Steve Wozniak has been a big supporter of Cal for nearly three decades. More »

Journalism Alums Win Pulitzer Prizes

Journalist alumni earn their marks reporting on this year's biggest news stories like the Ebola epidemic. More »
Aileen Suzara presents Bahay Kubo: Kitchen Gardens of Living Tradition at the Big Ideas 2015 Grand Prize Pitch Day

Big Ideas@Berkeley Announces 2014-2015 Contest Winners

Nearly 50 winning projects were celebrated at this month's Big Ideas@Berkeley student innovation contest. More »

Visiting Scholar Stops Destructive Myanmar Dam, Wins Goldman Prize

After studying documentary photography at the Graduate School of Journalism, Myint Zaw used his skills to save his hometown. 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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