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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student Speakers for 16th Lavender Graduation — 4/18/2016

The 2016 Lavender Graduation Celebration Planning Committee invites students to apply to be a speaker at this year’s LGBTQ+ graduation celebration to be held on Friday, April 29, at 6:00 pm at Alumni House. As many as three speakers will be chosen, … Continued

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff are hosting events throughout April 2016 to raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment, as well as provide spaces for healing and empowerment of survivors. Coordinated annually by the National Sexual Violence Resource … Continued

Call for Papers for Reducing Urban Poverty — 5/15/2016

To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, Cities Alliance, IHC – Global Coalition for Inclusive Housing and Sustainable Cities, USAID, the Wilson Center, and the World Bank are co-sponsoring the 7th annual paper … Continued

UCBe: Family

Did you know? Approximately one in ten of Berkeley’s graduate population is a student parent. The Graduate Division and its partners are committed to supporting programs, policies, and services to help graduate student parents be devoted parents while they pursue … Continued

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

Science Outside the Lab Workshop — 3/30/2016

The long-running Washington, D.C. science policy immersion program returns for the summer of 2016. Graduate students in science, engineering, and related disciplines, who are interested in how decisions about science and innovation funding, regulation and policy are made, will benefit … 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

Job Opportunity at Blendle for Journalists

Blendle is a media startup from the Netherlands, looking to transform the world of high quality journalism. Blendle allows readers to buy individual articles from a range of premium publishers and publications for a few cents a pop. Read more about … 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

The E2 Project Request for Proposals — December 31, 2015

The E2e Project is hosting an energy efficiency research design competition and seeks innovative proposals from junior faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and Ph.D. students. E2e aims to encourage talented young researchers to work on energy efficiency issues. With generous funding from … 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