Tips for Finding Housing in Berkeley

One of the first challenges facing new Cal students is finding a place to call home, whether on- or off-campus. Cal Housing has some tips and suggestions that can help with your search.

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New Graduate Student Orientation

Arrive, Orient, and Go

New to Berkeley? The New Graduate Student Orientation on August 22 will help you find answers to your questions and help you jump-start your academic year.

Summer Fun in the Bay Area!

You worked hard last semester; now it’s time to relax and explore the exciting activities in and around the Bay Area. Whether you’re looking for festivals, hiking, or family-oriented fun, the summer offers myriad possibilities!

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Arrival Guide for New International Graduate Students

As the fall semester approaches, many international students are preparing for their journey ahead. We have compiled a resource list in conjunction with Berkeley International Office to help smooth the transition.

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.

Celebrating Berkeley’s Distinguished Fellows

On March 22, nearly 200 graduate students, donors, faculty and staff celebrated the distinguished fellows who hold prestigious multi-year fellowships as well as the generous supporters who help sustain the excellence of graduate education at Berkeley. Throughout the evening, Alumni House … Continued

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Don’t Miss the Berkeley Grad Slam Championship!

Come cheer on graduate students as they present their three-minute research talks on April 5, 2017, 3 – 5:30 pm, 309 Sproul Hall. The winner will represent Berkeley in the UC campus-wide Grad Slam.

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Another Fine Crop of Spring Lectures

Since 1904, hundreds of lecturers have visited Berkeley to share their research and thoughts. Here is a brief description of what we’ll be featuring this spring.

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Enriching the Graduate Student Experience

Graduate student mentors Naniette H. Coleman and Sarah Macdonald share their passions for writing and research with mentees, and show how professional development can help students flourish.

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Jorge Calderon: Investing in the Future of Colombian Students

The Columbian Graduate Student Fellowship created by Jorge Calderon, assists Berkeley students with a strong connection to Colombia who are studying economics, engineering, mathematics, or the physical or life sciences. He hopes that this fellowship will allow high-caliber students to reach their maximum potential and contribute to Colombia.

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Tropical Biology and Ships

Ignacio Escalante, Ph.D. candidate and short-term fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), conducts evolutionary biology and animal behavior research for his dissertation at Barro Colorado Island.

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Summer 2016 — La Selva: Featured Student Essay

My research brought me to a mysterious, tropical environment in Peru — la selva — to learn more about Peru’s jungle gastronomy, which is unmatched by any other place in the world.

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The Ausfahl Family Gives Back

Bill Ausfahl established the Ausfahl Chair in Philosophy, which provides a stable, predictable source of funding for a professor to apply to research and to supporting top graduate students.

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.

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Spotlight on Fulbright Scholars: Cristobal Madero

Cristobal Madero is a doctoral student in the area of Education Policy and a Fulbright scholar. After 10 years of teaching in Chile, he came to Berkeley to research how schools might help teachers develop a passion for their profession.

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Meet Ben Gould: Berkeley Mayoral Candidate

Ben Gould, a 2nd year dual-degree student pursuing Master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering and in Public Policy, announced his intention to run for mayor of Berkeley.

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!

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Rewarding Berkeley’s Aspiring Scientists

Seven Berkeley doctoral students traded in lab coats for formal wear to attend the 45th Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon of ARCS on October 29, 2015.

Yu-Hui Lin is Celebrated as this Year’s Una Fellow

Yu-Hui (Amy) Lin, a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnic Studies was awarded this year’s Una Fellowship. The Una fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding woman graduate student studying history at Berkeley.

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New! Graduate Professional Development Services (GPS)

When is the right time for graduate students to think about career directions? It’s never too late — or too soon! At every stage of your studies, Graduate Professional Services (GPS) is here to help.

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Do New Year’s Resolutions Really Work?

Do you make a New Year’s resolution every year? It turns out that people who make resolutions at the New Year have a much higher chance of keeping them.