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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

Postdoctoral and Student/Predoctoral Research Positions

The New England Complex Systems Institute has funding for postdoctoral and predoctoral research appointments. We look for outstanding applicants with training in physics, mathematics or computer science. We value strong writing abilities. Candidates should be interested in contributing to a … Continued

Personal Financial Management Class for Graduate Students

Are you concerned about your financial future in a complex world of credit cards, debit cards, student loan debt, credit reports, FICO scoring, identity theft, 401(K) plans, IRAs, the impacts of love and money in a relationship, the best ways … 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

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Library Updates: Save Time with Research Tips

Need Wi-Fi While You’re Traveling? The newly announced campus Wi-Fi options include a bonus for faculty, staff and students who are traveling to other universities — the eduroam (education roaming) service now allows you to use your Airbears2 key to gain access … Continued

Take a Study Break with Cal Performances

This month, take a much-needed break from projects and studying by catching one of the many Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall. Coming right up on November 21-23 is a truly special event: Performers Willem Defoe and Mikhail Baryshnikov will play … 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

Volunteer Opportunity With the Office of the Attorney General

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applications from undergraduate students, graduate students, law students, and recent law school graduates who are willing to accept unpaid volunteer positions that offer a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to the office … Continued

The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry — 2/1/2015

The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry, which will be held at The New School on June 14-21, 2015, offers advanced doctoral students and junior faculty from around the world the opportunity to take part in a series of intensive seminars with eminent scholars on topics ranging from Heidegger … Continued

Library News

In September, the newly remodeled Social Research Library re-opened in 227 Haviland Hall. Sign up for the monthly blog, Library Researcher at Berkeley for the UCB libraries (for advanced users). Upcoming library exhibits: Birds Do It, Bees Do It: A Century of Sex … 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

CalRAD: Rape Aggression Defense for Women

Learn how to increase awareness and assertiveness skills. Develop physical techniques designed for women’s specific needs and assets. The R.A.D. System is a 9-12 hour comprehensive, women-only course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Please wear comfortable clothing and … Continued

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Big Ideas Competition — 11/13/2014

The 2014-2015 Big Ideas Competition is now open. The contest is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in submitting innovative ideas that would improve society. The contest awards $300,000 in prize money. Applicants should submit their ideas by November 13, 2014 … Continued

Upcoming Concerts at Cal Performances: Use your Student Discount

Be sure to take advantage of world-class opportunities available to you this semester. Cal Performances produce and present events of the highest artistic quality, enhanced by programs that explore compelling intersections of education and the performing arts. UC Berkeley students receive a … Continued

Take a Trip with Cal Adventures, Bring Along Family and Friends

Cal Adventures is the Outdoor Experiential Education Program at UC Berkeley. It offers instructional sailing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, sea kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling classes as well as various custom designed trips and day programs. The program’s purpose is to provide you with … Continued

Library News — 9/15/2014

To welcome back students this fall semester, the Library is delivering new services to make your time at the library more efficient! A newly designed Library website is also now available. To find out more about copyright and fair use policy, visit the new copyright page on the … Continued

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program — 10/20/2014

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is offering a 12-month long Graduate Fellowship Program for graduate students who are interested in shaping the vision of future technologies used in global nuclear security. Full-time fellows will receive specialized training in either … Continued

File Thesis or Dissertation — 8/15/2014

For Masters / Ph.D. students This is the deadline only for students registered in Summer Sessions. If you’re filing during the summer, you will receive a December 2014 degree. We recommend that your faculty committee review your … Continued

Getting Started at Tang

New to campus? Find out more about your campus health service by visiting University Health Service’s Go Tang, an online guide to getting started at the Tang Center. The Tang will also host an Open House on September 9, 2014 … Continued

Important Financial Information for Graduate Students

1. Fellowship Stipend Payments and EFT Students may have their fellowship stipends deposited directly into their bank accounts by signing up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT); EFT activates within 7 business days. Students not signed up for EFT will have … Continued

Need to Check Your Graduate Student Records?

Just go to GLOW (short for GradLink-on-the-Web) is an online system that allows graduate students,faculty advisors and student affairs officers to manage and review student records. Once you are logged in you can find the following information: Contact information Progress toward your degree … Continued

Academic Job Search Workshops — 8/14–9/9/14

Going on the job market? Find out what you’re getting into and prepare yourself to be the strongest possible candidate. These sessions are conducted by Ph.D. career counselor Andrew Green. Before his return to Berkeley, Dr. Green spent six years … Continued

What’s on Next at Cal Performances?

Single Tickets to Cal Performances 2014 – 15 Season Go on Sale August 13 at Noon! All UCB Students are eligible to receive a 50% discount to all events including Berkeley Talks with Yo-Yo Ma, Australian Ballet, Audra McDonald, ‘The Old Woman’ … Continued

Call for Nominations for the 2015 CAA Alumni Awards

Each year, the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) awards distinguished alumni whose achievements and service exemplify the excellence of our University. The nomination period for the 2015 Alumni Awards is now open until August 15, 2014. Send in your nominations today! For … 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

Summer Zumba Classes at International House

Get in shape while dancing your stress away at Zumba classes with instructor Nadia Qabazard. Mondays, 8:00 to 9:30 pm in the Sproul Room at International House. Free for I-House residents; $10 per session for others. See their website to sign up.

Library Updates

 Preview the Library’s new website and submit your feedback. This month the Library launches the Electronic Devices Lending Program. Students can borrow laptops or iPads for four hours at a time (one renewal, no overnight). Have questions about copyrights? The new UC Copyright website might be just the … Continued

Berkeley Wall of Fame Focuses on Tech Innovators

Andy Grove Ph.D. ’63 In 1956, as Grove fled Communist-occupied Hungary and a Holocaust-haunted past, little did he foresee becoming a legend of the high-tech industry. A few years after finishing his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Berkeley, he was … 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

Summer School of Molecular Medicine at Jena — 5/25/2014

The Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research of the University Hospital of Jena, Germany, invites young scientists to participate in the Summer School of Molecular Medicine. Held from August 18 to September 18 in Jena, this program will provide an excellent opportunity … Continued

FitWell Free 4 All — May 6, 3:30 to 6:30pm

Release some end-of-semester stress at the FitWell Free 4 All event on May 6, 3:30 to 6:30 pm by taking part in a variety of free workouts available to the campus community in front of the Recreational Sports Facility. Highlights … Continued

Sexual Assault Awareness Month and New Website

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the University is hosting a series of events designed to raise everyone’s awareness within the campus community about how each individual can play a role in promoting healthy foundations for personal development, interpersonal … Continued

The Graduate Assembly Announces a New Publishing Project

The Berkeley Graduate is a community news source by, for, and about graduate students. Our aim is to provide regular coverage of issues relevant to graduate students at local and national levels, as well as to increase awareness, understanding, and … Continued

Master Public Speaking This Summer

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is offering a new course in Public Speaking this summer, open to UC Berkeley affiliates and the public. In this interactive class, students will study the fundamentals of presentation in order … Continued

Workshop on Applying for a Fulbright-IIE Grant — 4/16/2014

This overview of the Fulbright-IIE application process is for UC Berkeley students who will be applying this fall for the grant. The Fulbright Program adviser of the Graduate Fellowships Office and the Director of Academic Services will host the workshop on Wednesday, … Continued

PeerJ Membership for UCB Authors

UC Berkeley students now have access to a valuable, free, lifetime publishing opportunity.  The UC Berkeley Library is partnering with PeerJ, a new open access (OA), peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that publishers research articles in the biological, medical, and health sciences. … Continued

VSPA Announces New Resources for Berkeley’s Spouses and Partner

The VSPA (Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs) recently held a career development workshop for Berkeley’s spouses and partners, where participants shared the challenges they face during their stay at Berkeley. Among these were visa problems, employment issues, childcare difficulties, and … Continued

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Do you need a break from the rigors of graduate work this spring? The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive offer a variety of events and shows for your artistic, cultural, and intellectual pleasure.

New at UHS Tang Center: Short Phone Appointments

The Tang Center is piloting a new option for care: short telephone appointments with a clinician. Some non-critical concerns can now be handled over the phone, without an exam. This includes medication questions and adjustments, discussion of results, self-care advice … Continued

Mental Health Resources for Graduate Students

Graduate students face unique challenges whether they are adjusting to the demands of their program, teaching, taking comprehensive exams, working on their research or involved in a job search. Now is the time to think about your emotional wellbeing and … Continued

Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty — 3/14/14

The deadline for applying to the Graduate Division’s 12th annual Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty is fast approaching. The program is geared to graduate students who have advanced to candidacy and are preparing for academic careers. The program aims to enable graduate … Continued

Berkeley MFE Information Session on Campus

Do you have a passion for problem-solving? Are you enrolled in a degree program in engineering, math, physics, statistics, computer science, operations research, economics, or in a related field? The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program wants to speak with … Continued

Career and Professional Development Resources at Berkeley Social Welfare

The Office of Career and Professional Development (CPD) supports the professional development and career management of Berkeley Social Welfare graduate students throughout and beyond academic preparation through workshops, information sessions and personal connections targeted at the social work profession. Listed below … Continued

New Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies

This academic year marks Berkeley’s inauguration of the Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies for graduate students. The Designated Emphasis provides curricular and research resources for students who want to concentrate on Jewish Studies within their respective disciplines and have their … Continued

Conversations with Tavis Smiley — 2/21/2014

The NABJ Student Chapter of the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the Department of African American Studies welcome the American talk show host, author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate, and philanthropist Tavis Smiley for an engaging conversation. Light refreshments … Continued

Faculty Research Lectures Celebrate Excellence in Research

The Faculty Research Lectures are a campus tradition that celebrates research excellence at UC Berkeley. Every year since 1912, the Academic Senate has selected faculty members who are exceptionally distinguished for their scholarly research to serve as the Faculty Research … Continued

Berkeley Goes Tobacco Free

UC Berkeley went tobacco free on January 1, 2014, following President Yudof’s leadership and mandate. A tobacco-free campus creates a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors; helps support tobacco users who are trying to quit; and reduces the … Continued

ARC Announces 2014 Fellows

The Arts Research Center (ARC) has announced the selection of fellows for the 2014 ARC Fellows Program for UC Berkeley graduate students and faculty. The cohort, led by Professor Mary Ann Smart (Department of Music), includes faculty and students from a wide range of … Continued