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

May Transitions

At whenever stage you are in your academic or professional career, now is a good time for reflecting, planning, and balancing! More »

Traveling Abroad this Summer? Check out this Guide

Please consult this guide to facilitate your safety, health, and well-being if you'll be pending any part of the summer outside the U.S. More »
Katya Cherukumilli

Fellowship Matters: Remarkable Scholars and Their Supporters

Katya Cherukumilli teamed up with four other graduate students to develop a bauxite-based defluoridation technique for water sources that contain dangerously high levels of fluoride. More »
Tesla Monson

Meet Tesla Monson, Host of KALX’s “The Graduates”

Tesla Monson, a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, is the host and producer of "The Graduates," a science radio talk show that airs on KALX 90.7. More »

Important Dates

File Thesis or Dissertation (Spring 2018 Deadline)
Friday, May 11, 2018

Professional Development
Career Center

Get to Know the Career Center

Berkeley graduate students receive career planning guidance and employment-related assistance from the Career Center. More »
D lab

Spotlight on D-Lab

Now that the rush of finishing coursework and papers for Spring 2016 is over, it’s time to think about summer. Those of you around Berkeley in the coming months may want to check out D-Lab. More »
Student Life

UCBe: Well

May 2016 marks the first National Mental Health Awareness Month, mental health organizations nationwide use this month to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and advocate for better resources for mental illness. More »

Graduate Division Announcements


Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards

Faculty Recognized by Mentorship Awards

On April 13, 2016, five faculty members were honored with the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award and Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award. More »

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors Honored at Annual Award Ceremonies

On May 3, 2016, more than 200 GSIs were recognized for their exemplary teaching at the annual Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award Ceremony. More »

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

  • UC Berkeley Rated World’s Top Public and Fourth-Best Overall by U.S. News
  • Berkeley a ‘Best Value’ University in New Forbes Rankings
  • Ph.D. Students Learn How to Tug at Federal Purse Strings
  • Graduate Alum Aileen Suzara Is Flipping the Script About 'Unhealthy' Filipino Food
  • Berkeley Engineers Build Smallest Volume, Most Efficient Wireless Nerve Stimulator
  • Ph.D. Candidate Jen King on Facebook and Cambridge Analytics

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