Big Ideas

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

Innovation Grants Proposal Request — 2/10/2014

The Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion, with the support of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, invites campus members to submit proposals for innovation grants in support of equity, inclusion and diversity at UC Berkeley. The grant process … Continued

Registration is Open for Cal Adventures

Cal Adventures is the outdoor experiential education program at UC Berkeley that provides students with new skills, adventures and great memories. Cal Adventures registration is now open for Sailing, Windsurfing, Paddle Boarding, and Sea Kayaking at the UC Aquatic Center … Continued

Breastfeeding Support Program for Students

Coordinated by Health*Matters Wellness, the Breastfeeding Support Program is for new parents who want to continue breastfeeding their children after returning to work or school. The program offers breastfeeding classes with a lactation consultant, lactation rooms on campus with hospital-grade … Continued

UC Berkeley’s Back-Up Child Care Program

This fall, UC Berkeley became the first public university in the U.S. to offer both graduate and undergraduate student parents access to emergency back-up child care at highly subsidized rates. Consider back-up care when: Your child’s school/center is closed for … Continued

Doe Library at sunrise

Have You Checked Out the Library Exhibits?

From the Rise of Islam through the Dawn of the Computer Age, from pop-up books and cartoons to architectural dreams that failed to materialize, the Library collections are on display now. Check out the current exhibits in campus libraries: “Unbuilt … Continued

Applications Open for the CSU Doctoral Incentive Program 2014/2015

The CSU Doctoral Incentive Program provides student loans to a limited number of individuals pursuing full-time doctoral degrees at accredited universities throughout the United States. After participants receive their doctoral degrees and obtain a qualifying instructional position in the CSU, … Continued

Introducing the New Student Section at Cal Performances

As part of a generous grant from the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Services and Fees (CACSSF), the Cal Performances Student Ambassadors for the Arts committee (SAFTA) will give out ten pairs of tickets in a newly designated Student Section … Continued

Seminar on Work Visas and Permanent Resident Options

There will be a visa seminar by nationally renowned immigration attorney Adam Green this Thursday entitled “Work Visas and Permanent Resident Options: Know Your Alternatives.” The information provided in this workshop is very important for postdocs who are looking for a position … Continued

Study Abroad at Cambridge (UK) this Summer — 3/11/2016

The University of New Hampshire is sponsoring its thirty-eighth annual faculty-led summer program in the UK at the University of Cambridge. The program will be accommodated at Gonville and Caius College, one of the oldest and best known of the … Continued

Fellowships and Research Opportunities in African Studies

Information Session on African Studies-related fellowships and deadlines October 18, 2013, 12-1 pm 103 Stephens Hall Martha Saavedra from the Center for African Studies will discuss fellowships and other resources for UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students, including: Foreign Language and Area … Continued

Workshops for GSIs

The following workshops, sponsored by the GSI Teaching & Resource Center, fulfill requirements of the Center’s Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Supporting Student Inclusion and Well-Being October 21, 2013, 3-4:30 pm 110 Sproul Hall Syllabus and Course Design November 5, … Continued

Academic Progress Report is Online for Students in Candidacy

For doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy, an Academic Progress Report (APR) is required by the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate to document the candidates’ annual assessment by their dissertation committees. The APR is designed to assist students and … Continued

Volunteers Needed for “English in Action” Program

The Berkeley/Oakland YWCA, located adjacent to the campus’s south side, seeks volunteers to help international students and visiting scholars practice English conversational skills. A commitment of only one hour a week is required; no teaching experience is necessary. For more information or … Continued

Welcome Back Party! 9/27/13

The Graduate Social Club and Graduate Assembly welcome all graduate students to another year at UC Berkeley! Come party outdoors under the beautiful Campanile at one of our biggest events of the year. Enjoy plentiful beer, pizza, and music, all free … Continued

Career Center

13th Annual Masters & PhD Career Fair — 10/17/13

On Thursday, October 17th,  the Career Center will host the 13th Annual Masters & PhD Career Fair from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Rec Sports Facility (RSF) Field House Gym. This event offers graduate students from a broad … Continued