LGBTQ+ Career Conference 2017 — 2/25/2017

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 10:30 am – 4 pm Tips, tricks and tailor-made advice for LGBTQ+ students at UC Berkeley interested in internships, job search strategies and career advice from LGBTQ+ professionals! Topics include: … Continued

Cal Performances: Upcoming Events

Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields Bang on a Can All-Stars, Cappella SF February 26, 2017, 7 pm, Zellerbach Hall Luminaries of the new music world, the chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars joins with Cappella SF for a performance of founding member Julia Wolfe’s … Continued

Sciences Po Teaching Fellowship Positions

Sciences Po welcomes applications from post-doctoral and doctoral students close to their thesis submission for teaching positions on one of its three Anglophone undergraduate campuses in France: Reims, Menton or Le Havre. Each campus focuses on a world region and … Continued

Publish Your Articles in the New “Berkeley Graduate”

The Berkeley Graduate (TBG) is an online publication by, for, and about graduate and professional students sponsored by The Graduate Assembly. Formerly a print publication, and briefly an online daily site, the new TBG is looking to partner with other organizations and centers … Continued

Lasker Foundation 2017 Essay Contest — 4/3/2017

The Lasker Foundation has launched its 2017 Essay Contest. This exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today and the role of biomedical research in our society. The contest aims to build skills in … Continued

Labor Summer Internship Program — 2/27/2017

The UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) offers an exciting opportunity for students to become summer interns with unions and community-based organizations. The Labor Summer Internship Program is an innovative PAID internship for graduate and undergraduate students, providing opportunities to learn from and … Continued

The Berkeley-Haas Women in Leadership Conference — 3/11/2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017 8 am – 7 pm Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley The Berkeley-Haas Women in Leadership conference will focus on collaboration between men and women so that we can empower each other, inspire each other, and lead together. … Continued

University Health Services: Pet Hugs at Sproul

Stop by the UHS monthly Pet Hug event to see therapy dogs from Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation on the first Tuesday of every month, or during RRR week at the end of every semester. UHS will feature its Pet Hug … Continued

Grads of Color Ease Back — 1/19/2017

Thursday, January 19th 5 – 8:30 pm Anna Head Alumnae Hall, 2537 Haste Street Enjoy a free dinner and an opportunity to connect with Grads of Color as you ease back in. The Graduate Minority Student Project (a project of the Grad … Continued

Science Outside the Lab Program

The National Science Foundation has made available supplemental funds to improve graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce. NSF supports science and engineering doctoral students in gaining additional educational opportunities and student training in order to help acquire experience, skills and knowledge in … Continued

The New York State Senate Fellowships — 4/28/2017

Graduate Fellowships are offered by the Senate of the State of New York each year. Applicants are not required to reside or attend school in New York at the time of application. Fellowships bring a $33,000 grant-in-study stipend plus benefit options. … Continued

CSHE Spring Colloquium Series and a Visiting Scholar Seminar

The Center for Studies in Higher Education presents a visiting scholar seminar and the 2017 Spring Colloquium Series, a program of stimulating lectures and discussions on national and international issues shaping higher education today. All lectures take place on the UC … Continued

Get Involved with the “Berkeley Science Review”

Would you like to work on your science writing skills without making a big commitment? Berkeley Science Review is looking for a few writers for Labscopes, short (250-word) descriptions of a research finding or focus from UC Berkeley accompanied by an … Continued

Energy Curtailment: Winter 2016

Before you leave for break, please do your part to make sure all non-essential systems in your work area — lights, computers and monitors, printers and copiers, coffeepots and microwaves, power strips, etc. — are turned off. If you will be … Continued

Call for Papers — OLPP Graduate Student Conference 2017 — 3/17/2017

McMaster University’s Philosophy announces the Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership Graduate Student Conference on June 16 – 17, 2017, McMaster University, Hamilton,  Ontario, in Canada. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Natalie Stoljar (McGill University) and Dr. Douglas Husak (Rutgers University). Call for Papers Graduate and … Continued

Library News: Text Mining

The Library can support your efforts at text mining, either by helping you find the right tool or by helping you find the right texts; read more at the LibraryResearcher blog.

California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Program — 11/1/2016

The California Alliance offers postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities at four top-tier California institutions — UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, and Caltech — in the Mathematical, Physical Sciences and Engineering fields. The program includes faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The California … Continued

Postdoctoral positions at UCSF

Postdoctoral positions are available in the newly established Delling Lab at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) to study the function of primary cilia in development and disease. The postdoctoral fellows will investigate the mechanisms by which primary cilia … Continued

Big Give is November 17th!

The butterfly effect explains change. The Berkeley Effect changes the world. During Big Give — the campus’s annual fundraising blitz — you can be that change by giving your favorite Berkeley school, college, and/or program a big boost and helping them win … Continued

Social Norms Mini Grant Deadline — 11/22/2016

The deadline for the Social Norms Mini Grant Initiative sponsored by PATH to Care has been extended to 5 pm on November 22, 2016.  Ten mini-grants of up to $2,500 each will be awarded for community-based initiatives and campaigns addressing social norms on sexual violence. This … Continued

Make a Difference: Berkeley Rec Sports Fitness Apparel Drive

Rec Sports will be hosting a fitness apparel clothing drive on Thursday, November 17, 4pm – 7pm at the Recreational Sports Facility. Receive a canvas tote bag to hold your good karma while supplies last. All proceeds from the donations will support the Wellness Apparel Project which … Continued

Ambassador of Canada Speaks on Current Issues — 10/18/2016

Hosted by the Canadian Studies Program, David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States of America, will speak about Prime Minister Trudeau’s New Agenda for Canada, with particular focus on LGBTQ2S issues, climate change and trade. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:30 am  – … Continued

Social Impact Un-Pitch Day — 10/21/2016

Friday, October 21, 2016 3 – 7 pm South Hall, UC Berkeley Do you know a local non-profit or community organization that has a pressing challenge that you think technology might be able to solve, but you don’t know where to start? Or, … Continued

Interested in China? Check Out the Center for Chinese Studies

The Center for Chinese Studies offers over $100,000 in fellowships annually, puts on public events, and sends out announcements about jobs, outside fellowships, and workshops for graduate students only. If you are interested in China-related topics, join their mailing list to … Continued

Vision + Light — 10/27 – 10/28/2016

October 27 & 28 5:30 – 8:30 pm Energy Biosciences Building Taking the format of an art gallery opening, Vision + Light will display aesthetic images across a range of visual media, which emerged from, or were inspired by, scientific research … Continued

SVSH Prevention Training

New graduate students at Cal have many opportunities to learn about how to have safe and healthy relationships. Last summer, all incoming graduate students received an email from Graduate Dean Doyle, articulating expectations around the prevention of sexual violence and sexual harassment … Continued

SLAM: Science Leadership and Management Fall Events

What is SLAM? Grad school is a great place to gain scientific expertise — but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists? … Continued

Berkeley’s Cleantech University Prize — 10/31/2016

Berkeley’s Cleantech University Prize (#CleantechUP17) is now accepting applications. The Berkeley CUP is a clean energy startup competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and hosted by the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) and the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC). Students at universities across … Continued

Thriving in Science Peer Support Groups — 10/3/2016

Thriving in Science is a graduate student and postdoc led professional development program with the mission of supporting scientists-in-training as they encounter many of the difficulties and challenges that they will face throughout their career in scientific research. From failed experiments and … Continued

Register for Fall 2016 Art Classes

The Berkeley Art Studio is offering new classes during fall 2016. To see the schedule and to register, visit the Berkeley Art Studio website. New Classes Linoleum Block Printing, Thursdays 6 – 9pm, starting 10/20 Mixed Media, Thursdays 6 – 8pm, starting 10/20 Intermediate Digital Photography, Thursdays 5 – 7pm, starting … Continued

Cal Performances Cal Student Flex Pass – Buy Yours Now!

The Cal Student Flex Pass allows current UC Berkeley students to purchase a $40 Flex Pass, which can be redeemed as single tickets to four different shows of your choice at Cal Performances. If you’re particular about where you sit, our new Student … Continued

Self-Defense Classes for Women – 10/8/2016 & beyond

Low-Cost Self-Defense for Women* Sponsored by Gender Equity Resource Center, Recreational Sports, Residence Life and UCPD Learn how to increase awareness and assertiveness skills.  As a risk-reduction program, we talk about voice, boundaries, options for someone who may be attacked, … Continued

Kick-Off Event: Bay Area Scientists in Schools – 9/30/2016

Science & Engineering Outreach Opportunity Interested in being a science or engineering role model to local elementary students while teaching fun and engaging science classroom lessons? You are invited to our BASIS Fall Kick-Off event. Friday, September 30  11:30 am – 1:30 pm  775 Tan Hall Come learn how … Continued

Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity – 9/27/2016 & beyond

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) announced its next Request for Funding Proposals, which is open to all graduate students. Last year, the Center awarded more than $1 million to Berkeley-affiliated researchers working on cybersecurity, privacy, and related topics. It anticipates distributing … Continued

Graduate Housing Available in the Garden Village Apartments – Apply Now!

Cal Housing announces graduate student housing available in the Garden Village apartments at 2201 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. Each Garden Village apartment includes single-occupancy bedrooms that are fully furnished with high-quality, well-designed furniture. Large operable windows in every room and on opposite sides of … Continued

Center for Chinese Studies: Events – 9/23/2016 & beyond

Fall Events Panel discussion: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chinese Politics Tuesday, September 6, 1-5pm 1995 University Avenue, Room 510A China’s Worlds Lecture Series Symposium: In Honor of Dream of the Red Chamber Monday, September 12, 2:30-6pm 180 Doe Library … Continued

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Help Organize Beyond Academia 2017 — Apply by 9/23/2016

Next year will be the 5th Annual Beyond Academia conference – a milestone! Are you interested in planning our biggest and best conference yet? This is a great opportunity to broaden your career horizons, build your resumé and expand your professional network. Get … Continued

Register to Vote in November Elections by 10/24/2016

How to register? Apply online or download a form from the Secretary of State’s web site. Voter registration forms are also available from Registrar of Voters Office located in the Alameda County Courthouse at 1225 Fallon … Continued

Graduate Diversity Program has a New Name!

The Office for Graduate Diversity is the new name for what was formerly known as the Graduate Diversity Program. After much input from students and colleagues, the new name emerged as a more accurate indicator of the broad scope of our … Continued

Beyond Academia Workshop — 8/18/2016

Berkeley PhDs! Are you interested in careers in government, policy, and the public sector? Do you want to learn more about fellowships tailored to PhDs transitioning into the public sector?   Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) and Beyond Academia are hosting Public … Continued

The Bay Area Science Festival — 10/27 – 11/5/2016

The Bay Area Science Festival returns this fall October 27 – November 5 for ten days of celebration of the Bay Area’s scientific wonders, resources, and opportunities. The UC Berkeley scientific community can participate in numerous Festival events. Outreach organizers may … Continued

Short-Term Temporary Transitional Housing for Graduate Students

Cal Housing is offering brand new temporary transitional housing for graduate students at Telegraph and Haste streets. Rent a bed in single or double furnished apartments and share with other graduate students. Click here for more information and to apply.  The apartments include: Free … Continued

Graduate Assembly Positions Available

The Graduate Assembly is currently hiring Project Directors and the Project Advocacy and Accountability Liaison for the 2016-17 academic year. For more information, please visit the Graduate Assembly website or click on the links below for the official job cards: … Continued

Movie Matinees for all Ages

Rediscover the pleasures of a Saturday at the movies and introduce your family to film classics on the big screen. Upcoming films in this ongoing series include Jacques Tati’s hilarious classic M. Hulot’s Holiday, Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved Ponyo, and North … Continued

Hiring New Residential Education Liaison (REL) Position

Residential & Student Service Programs (RSSP) is hiring for a new position, the Residential Education Liaison (REL), for the coming academic year. The REL will serve as the liaison for UC Berkeley continuing students living at our two new housing sites … Continued

North America Elsevier Research Intelligence Conference — 9/29/2016

Enabling Data-informed Strategic Planning for the Research Enterprise Wednesday, September 28 (Evening Welcome Reception) Thursday, September 29, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm (Dinner to follow) DoubleTree Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA This conference will bring together close to one hundred of the region’s leading vice … Continued

NEW! Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) open to GSIs and GSRs

Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) is new a place where Graduate Student Instructors and Graduate Student Researchers can receive support and find inspiration for teaching and learning, and research tools on campus. Consultation, workshops, showcases, meetups, seminars and more are held regularly. … Continued

Berkeley Crowdfunding Wants You to Act by 9/30/2016

The new academic year brings exciting, new ideas from our students, faculty, and staff — and the opportunity for you to help turn their ideas into impactful reality. Crowdfund.berkeley.edu is your source for exploring and supporting a fresh crop of projects … Continued

Don’t Miss the Redwood Grove Summer Concert Series

The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley recently announced the return of its annual Redwood Grove Summer Concert Series. The concerts are held every Thursday, June through August, in the Botanical Garden’s outdoor amphitheater. Shows take place between 5:30 – 7:30 pm and are family and picnic friendly. This year’s line-up includes an … Continued

Graduate Student Assessment Fellows Program — 9/30/2016

About the Program Conducting program-level assessment and utilizing assessment data to improve teaching, curriculum, and student advising are becoming an integral part of what faculty and higher education professionals are asked to do. The Graduate Student Assessment Fellows Program supplements … Continued

Cal Performances Presents Ojai at Berkeley

June 16 – 18, 2016 in Zellerbach Hall and Zellerbach Playhouse Peter Sellars, music director Thomas W. Morris, artistic director, Ojai Music Festival Matías Tarnopolsky, executive and artistic director, Cal Performances Berkeley graduate students enjoy 50% off with their Cal1Card! $10 ticket … Continued

The Graduate Assembly is Hiring!

The Graduate Assembly, UC Berkeley’s graduate student government, is hiring! We are currently seeking applications for Project Directors and the Project Liaison; other openings will be available later in the summer. Project Directors work in specific graduate student communities; the Project … Continued

Spring Lecture Video and Audio Offerings Are Sure to Delight

The spring 2016 Berkeley Graduate Lectures series were quite a thought-provoking collection — including a peek into the history of gold and wine in the early days of California, how to best measure and communicate climate change, recent studies of neurology … Continued

New Science@Cal Lecture Series: Grounds for Science

A new Science@Cal lecture series designed to provide young researchers with the opportunity to deliver a public science lecture is looking for speakers! Grounds for Science takes place every other month at the Scarlet City Espresso Bar in Emeryville. For upcoming dates and times see scienceatcal.berkeley.edu. This … Continued

Early Music Film Festival — 5/26 – 6/15/2016

Celebrate the Baroque! BAM/PFA partners with the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, a biannual showcase of early music, to present films related to Baroque music and host two concerts, Seventeenth-Century Italian Motets with Trombones performed by ¡Sacabuche! and a free concert by … Continued

Bay Area Book Festival — 6/4 – 6/5/2016

Saturday – Sunday, June 4 – 5, 2016 10 am to 6 pm Downtown Berkeley, CA The Bay Area Book Festival on June 4 and 5 is a free event featuring more than 300 local, national, and international authors reading, debating, and presenting in indoor … Continued

Call for Proposals for the TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project — 4/18/2016

The TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project supports innovative multi-disciplinary research projects that will substantially accelerate progress of the University of California’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative. This project aims to address topics such as technology assessments (e.g, energy storage, pathways to transition off natural … Continued

Check out the new streamlined University Health Services website!

The University Health Services, Tang Center is proud to launch their newly redesigned website at uhs.berkeley.edu. The objectives of the site development effort focused on aesthetics, simplifying content, and increasing the visibility of UHS programs. The new design allows for streamlined menus, clear navigation, … Continued

59th San Francisco International Film Festival at BAMPFA

April 22 – May 5, 2016 BAMPFA is the exclusive East Bay venue for the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks, SFIFF is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and … Continued

Water Initiative for the Future Graduate Student Conference 2016 — 4/18/2016

The Water Research Centre at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada is accepting abstracts to the Water Initiative for the Future (WatIF): International Graduate Student Conference July 2016. WatIF is an international conference organized by a multidisciplinary group of graduate students for graduate students conducting water-related … Continued