Berkeley GradNews May 2017
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Dean  
Fiona M. Doyle

Celebrating Student Achievements

Reflections on graduate students’ inspiring accomplishments. More »
Headlines

Inspiring Legislators to Support Graduate Research

Berkeley students join peers at the State Capitol to advocate for research funding to UC. More »
James Vernon

Mentoring Awards Recognize Outstanding Faculty

Seven faculty members were honored for their outstanding mentoring of graduate students. 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 »

Important Dates

File Thesis or Dissertation (Summer 2017 Deadline)
Friday, August 11, 2017

File Thesis or Dissertation (Fall 2017 Deadline)
Friday, December 15, 2017

Professional Development

Career Exploration Support for Humanities Graduate Students

Inside Dope: Life as a Humanist event connects doctoral students with Berkeley humanities Ph.D. alumni from a variety of career sectors. More »
Career Center

Career Connections, PhDs! A Career Center Workshop — 5/16/2017

Your opportunity to meet face-to-face with alumni and professionals representing a variety of roles within a career field. More »
Student Life
photo of stressed out student

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Get to know mental health and counseling resources from UC and University Health Services. More »

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards
Brandon Callender

Brandon Callender is Awarded the 2017 Philip Brett LGBT Studies Fellowship

Exploring the black queer past leads a young scholar to imagine the future. More »
Elizabeth Thelen

Elizabeth Thelen Awarded Two Prestigious Fellowships

Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History, receives the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation award and a Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship. More »

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

  • UC Berkeley Tops Forbes List of Best Value Colleges
  • California’s Force for Research Innovation
  • T. Geronimo Johnson Wins $50,000 Simpson Family Literary Prize
  • Alumna’s Nonprofit Start-up Seeks to Break the Cycle of Illiteracy
  • Prize-Winning Student Project Applies Predictive Analytics to Clinical Trial Dropouts
  • For Levi Bridges, Life on a Farm Led to Russia, Mexico — and Journalism

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