Graduate Assembly Elects 2016 – 2017 Executive Board

Graduate Assembly elections took place on March 7 at a lively five-hour meeting that discussed 29 nominated candidates, eight newly elected officers, and one announcement of a mayoral candidacy. The Graduate Assembly, the official representative body of graduate and professional … Continued

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New SHIP Coverage Announced

University Health Services (UHS) announced the SHIP medical contract has been awarded to Anthem Blue Cross for the 2016-2017 school year. Through strong partnership with our student leaders and campus stakeholders, we were able to address the priorities identified by … Continued

Zika Virus — What You Need to Know

University Health Services joins public health officials in urging UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff to defer travel or to use caution when traveling to  Zika-affected areas as the most effective action members of the campus community can take to … Continued

Career Pathways Seminar — 2/25/2016

The Berkeley Postdoctoral Association is hosting a Career Pathways seminar series designed to expose you to unique career paths and to connect you with people who are working in exciting fields outside of academia. The seminar … Continued

2016 Faculty Mentor Award (FMA) — 2/21/2016

The Graduate Assembly has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2016 Faculty Mentor Award (FMA) to February 21 at 11:59 pm The UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award (FMA), now in its 13th year, honors members of the Berkeley faculty and teaching staff who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, … Continued

Volunteer Position Available with Science@Cal

Science@Cal is a cross-discipline campus organization dedicated to sharing the wonder, excitement and relevance of the UC Berkeley STEM research community with public audiences. Science@Cal seeks a graduate student to assist with organization and speaker recruitment for its monthly East Bay Science … Continued

Family Fare begins at BAMPFA

Second Saturdays at 11:30 am and 1 pm Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s) Bring the whole family to the new BAMPFA in downtown Berkeley to view, discuss, and make art. In each session of Family Fare, your family can participate … Continued

UCBe: Involved

Question. Investigate. Critique. Design. Analyze. Advance. While these are all activities Berkeley graduate students are used to doing in their academic lives, the dedicated students in The have added “Advocate” and “Lead” to their portfolios. From … Continued

BAM/PFA Berkeley Student Preview & Community Day

UC Berkeley Student Preview is an opportunity for UC Berkeley students to preview the building and the inaugural exhibition. Friday, January 29, 2016 Current Cal student ID required. Explore the new BAM/PFA at the Community Day opening Experience the cutting-edge design by … Continued

Which Art Class Will You Take?

Have you tried any of these classes? Photography Photoshop & Lightroom, Wednesdays, 6 – 8 pm (1/27 – 3/9) Intermediate Darkroom, Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm (1/27 – 3/9) Drawing Black & White Portrait Drawing, Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm (1/28 – 3/3) Ceramics Handbuilding Sculptural Forms, Thursdays, … Continued

Science Leadership and Management (SLAM) Spring Seminar

SLAM is a program for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the sciences designed to foster and support the development of effective leadership and management skills for individuals seeking to reach their full potential in a variety of career paths. … Continued

Resources for Students in Need Over the Holidays

Winter break is almost here. For those of you who are unable to go home for the holidays and have limited resources here are some options for you. During the holiday break, a list compiled by University Health Services and the Centers for … Continued

Postdoc Industry Exploration Program (PIEP)

Postdocs and graduate students are often faced with a dilemma: seek work in academia or seek a job in industry? For many, this decision is difficult because exposure to industry careers is limited. UC Berkeley postdocs and graduate students developed a … Continued

Campus Movement Toward Gender Inclusive Restrooms

The UC Berkeley Graduate Division and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the LGBTQ Communities at Cal invite you to attend a Campus Community Forum on Progress in Implementation of Gender Inclusive Restrooms Monday, November 23, 2015 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 309 Sproul … Continued

Two EECS Affiliates are Finalists in the Collegiate Inventors Competition

Berkeley’s Sangyoon Han and Tae Joon Seok are among the 2015 finalists in the Graduate Division of the 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition (CIC).  Sangyoon Han, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) focuses his research on implementing optoelectronic devices on Silicon Photonic platform using … Continued

Meet Fellow Grad Students at these Graduate Assembly Events

Graduate Students of Color Study Hall Hosted by the Graduate Minority Student Project December 11, 2015, 9 – 6 pm, Christian Hall https://www.facebook.com/UCB.GMSP/ Be productive with hot coffee and free food. De-Stress Meditation Series Hosted by the Graduate Student Wellness Project December … Continued

DROP.TOWN Art Show 2015!

Don’t miss the DROP.TOWN Art Show! A group of Berkeley undergrads, graduate students, and alumni are working to develop the art/music community at Cal by building bridges and providing more opportunities to network, share, and learn from each other. Visit their … Continued

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Help Yourself Stay Well this Fall and Winter, Get a Flu Shot

Flu Shot Clinics 2015 Noon-5 pm, UHS Education Center, First Floor Friday, November 20 Friday, December 4 No appointment needed! Drop in to any flu shot clinic! Get directions. Preservative-free vaccine, protects against 4 different flu strains(quadravalent). Cost is $30; … Continued

Cool Campus Challenge

Help the University of California (and Berkeley) become carbon neutral by 2025. From October 6 to December 10, 2015 all faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate … Continued

Expanding Potential Workshop — 1/30/16

Synberc is encouraging new programs that enact positive change for diversity in STEM; one such program is their second annual Expanding Potential Workshop, to help the community establish a porfolio of Expanding Potential Seed Projects. The overall goal of this 2-day workshop … Continued

Measles Health Alert — What You Need to Know

All UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff who were on campus August 24-29 should assess their risk of measles.  WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: 1) Assess your risk level 2) Review your immunization records, and get the MMR vaccine if you haven’t already 3) Watch … Continued

Activate Your Rec Sports Membership Now!

Work/life balance is important. Regular exercise is essential for the mind and body. As a result of a student vote in April 2015 that passed the Wellness Referendum, the cost of Cal Rec Sports student membership is included in all current UC … Continued

The Center for Chinese Studies Reception and Services— 9/27/2015

    Attend the Institute of East Asian Studies 2015 Fall Reception (in affiliation with the Centers for Buddhist, Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies) Monday September 21, 2015 3:00 – 5:00 pm IEAS Conference Room, 1995 University Ave (@Milvia), Suite 510 Meet new faculty, … Continued

Attend the Proposal Hackathon!

The Center for Technology, Society & Policy’s Proposal Hackathon is a fun half-day event where potential applicants can find collaborators, form teams and work on project ideas together. Attendees will have an opportunity to pitch ideas and join projects that … Continued

Upcoming Career Fairs and ‘Looking Beyond Academia’ Workshop

Cal Career Fair — 9/15–18, 2015 Come to UC Berkeley’s premier career fair. This fair is the biggest recruiting event of the 2015-16 academic year. Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about entry-level career and internship positions. Don’t miss the opportunity to … Continued

Good News for Current and Future Student Parents

We are pleased to report that, for the first time on the Berkeley campus, the CALmessage sent (August 10, 2015) to all faculty, staff, and current students about the Academic Calendar and Student Accommodations included a statement on campus policies and … Continued

RSVP Now for New Graduate Student Orientation

The New Graduate Student Orientation is just around the corner! Please take a moment to RSVP for this informative and educational event. We’ll provide welcome and keynote speakers, breakfast and lunch, and a vast array of workshops. Your prompt response helps … Continued

Cal Rentals Now Free for Students

Cal Rentals provides rental listings and housing advice to the Berkeley campus community. Currently registered and newly admitted students can now search rental listings online for free. The service also allows students to find roommates, sublets, and buy/sell furniture. All … Continued

Ph.D. Career Colloquium — 9/1/2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 am – 12:30 pm International House, Chevron Auditorium Whether you plan to pursue a career as an academic or in the business, government, or nonprofit realm, the ability to collaborate effectively has never been … Continued

Open Positions at the Graduate Assembly — Apply Now!

The Graduate Assembly is hiring a Local Affairs Director, a Legislative Affairs Director, and a System-wide Affairs Director, all of whom support the work of theVice President for External Affairs. The application deadline has been extended and the GA will continue … Continued

Library Tours & Library Information for Graduate Students

 Tours of Doe, Main Stacks and Moffitt Libraries (Meet at North entrance of the Doe Library) 8/25/2015          4– 5 pm 8/26/2015          10 – 11 am, 1– 2 pm 8/27/2015          9 – 10 am, 10 – 11 am, 1– 2 pm 8/28/2015          … Continued

Career Center

The Career Center Hosts Academic Job Search Workshops

Whether you plan on wading or plunging into the market, here’s a chance to learn a little more about what you’re getting into. These workshops are designed to provide an overview of the academic job search process from the perspective of the … Continued

Help Social Work Students Raise Money to Work in Oaxaca — Summer 2015

This summer Berkeley Social Welfare graduate students are embarking on an six-week international opportunity in Oaxaca, Mexico. Students in the Sin Fronteras program will spend their time refining Spanish language skills and working with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These experiences … Continued

Introducing The STEAM Channel!

The STEAM Channel is a hub for educators, industry leaders, policy makers and students looking for research and best practices in integrating arts into traditional STEM education. Why? Because while understanding science, technology, engineering and math is important, training in … Continued

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Career Center Information and Offerings

Interview Practice Workshop for Graduate Students and Ph.D.s Want to ace your interview and be prepared to field the toughest questions? The Career Center counselors are here for you, and are offering customized workshops to help prepare graduate students for future … Continued

SHIP & Counseling Tips from UHS

SHIP Tips Effective 2015-16, Berkeley SHIP will not offer coverage for dependents. In order to contain costs and adhere to Affordable Care Act (ACA) laws, student leaders from the Graduate Assembly and ASUC were notified of the proposal to drop coverage for … Continued

Opportunity For Graduate Students In Education

Graduate students writing dissertations focusing on higher education are invited to apply for membership in a research seminar to be held in 2015-16, co-sponsored by the Center for Studies in Higher Education and Social Science MATRIX. Participants in the seminar will be called … Continued

Student Positions Available for Inclusive Food Programming Project

Four student positions are available for 2015-16 for students to assist with the project “Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Programming at UC Berkeley,” funded by the UC Berkeley Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Innovation Grant Program. Equity and Inclusion in Food Systems … Continued

The Center for Teaching and Learning — 5/8/2015

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will be training a second cohort of graduate students in assessment and evaluation in higher education. To support academic units’ efforts in examining curricular needs and effectiveness, the CTL is soliciting programs in need … Continued

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Workshop: Negotiation for Graduate Students — 4/29/15

This workshop introduces key elements of the negotiation process, the use of bargaining tools, how to leverage your strengths and successfully close the deal. Presented by Debra Behrens, Ph.D. Dr. Debra Behrens is a Ph.D. career counselor in the Career … Continued

Berkeley Sustainability Summit — 4/22/2015

The 12th Annual Sustainability Summit will be held on April 22 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm in Wurster Hall Lobby. Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS), the event will include a poster session, announcements of sustainability awards and grants, … Continued

Cal Performances Spring Line-up

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Annual Orchestra Residency Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 8 pm, and Sunday, March 22, 3 pm Hertz Hall The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra celebrates a decades-long association with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams in the … Continued

Tickets on Sale for the Graduate Bay Cruise — 4/25/2015

The Graduate Bay Cruise, an annual event organized by the Graduate Social Club and sponsored by the Graduate Assembly, will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30-11:00 pm. The event is a great opportunity for graduate students to dress up, … Continued

CAAMFest 2015 — 3/15 – 3/18/2015

Each year, the Center for Asian American Media brings us the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora. The thirty-third installment of this adventurous festival at BAM/PFA features films and documentaries from Vietnam, Japan, Iran, Cambodia, Argentina, … Continued

“Physics, Data Science, and Presidential Politics” Talk — 2/17/15

Next week the Berkeley Science Review is co-hosting an event with the Career Development Initiative in the Physical Sciences (CDIPS) at Berkeley.  Michelangelo D’Agostino (a former BSR writer and editor) will be giving a talk entitled “Physics, Data Science, and Presidential Politics.” … Continued

“The Berkeley Graduate” Offers a Another Student Perspective

Check out the The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly’s online publication by, for and about graduate students. At their site you will find articles on students, events, research, academic life, science and technology, politics, op-eds, entertainment, and more. In their words: “Its … Continued

Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty — 3/13/2015

Offered jointly by the Graduate Division’s Academic Services and the GSI Teaching & Resource Center, the Summer Institute enables graduate students to excel in all aspects of academic life as they pursue an advanced degree at UC Berkeley and transition … Continued

Workshop on Learning Academic Entitlement — 2/17 & 2/18/2015

Knowing What to Want, Asking for What You Need Presented by Assistant Dean for Graduate Diversity, Carla Trujillo, Ph.D. Student participants will learn strategies, tools, and insights on successfully navigating the road to and through the academy. The workshop will enable … Continued

Announcements University Health Services

Counseling & Psychological Services Groups (CPS) and Workshops In addition to individual counseling, CPS offers grad student specific workshops and groups each semester. Spring 2015 Managing Stress, Anxiety & Depression – Undergrad & Grad Social Skills & Assertiveness – Undergrad … Continued

Women’s Leadership Intensive Coordinator Position Available

Women’s Leadership Intensive (WLI) iis a pilot leadership program for women students. The direct benefit to students is intended to be increased confidence and self-esteem, a larger network of women mentors, and lerning practical strategies to address day-to-day challenges that … Continued

Cal Performances, Winter Fun for the Whole Family!

This winter Cal Performances features family fun with three great shows. Tickets start at $11 for UC Berkeley students, ages 16 and under half price! Buy now at calperformances.org or by visiting the Ticket Office located in Zellerbach Hall. Peking Acrobats • January … Continued

Career Center

Career Center Information and Offerings

Professional Development Opportunity for Humanities Doctoral Students The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for its Humanists@Work graduate student advisory committee.. Who can apply: Currently enrolled UC Humanities graduate students Deadline: March 18, 2015, 11:59 PST, apply online via FastApps Award: $1,000 stipend; … Continued

New Programs Offer Interdisciplinary Studies

Designated Emphasis in Development Engineering A designated emphasis is a specialization, such as a new method of inquiry or an important field of application, which is relevant to two or more existing doctoral degree programs. It is added as an … Continued

Family Planning at Cal! — 11/19/2014

Thinking of becoming a parent or starting a family while in Graduate School? Come to a resource panel to hear from graduate student parents and support service staff to learn about resources that are available to help graduate student families be … Continued

Call for Applications to SMART Program for Summer 2015 — 11/24/2014

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART), a 10-week mentoring program administered by the Graduate Division during the summer, links undergraduate students with graduate students on a research project to facilitate professional development and mentoring skills. During the fall semester, 20 graduate … Continued

Berkeley Library Introduces Journal Reading App

The UC Berkeley Library has a collection of thousands of scholarly journals that can now be delivered to your mobile devices. Just download BrowZine, a tablet application, on your iPad, Kindle or Android devices and you can start reading those … Continued

Update on Stephens Hall Graduate Student Lounge

from Andrew J. Szeri, Vice Provost for Graduate Students and Dean of the Graduate Division In connection with the recently announced re-purposing of 440 Stephens Hall, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele and I have, for several weeks, heard … Continued