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

T Geronimo Johnson

Alumnus Pens Book about Race

UC Berkeley students are at the heart of a novel about race and friendship in T. Geronimo’s new book, “Welcome to Braggsville.”

IPD International Summer Academy Programs — 5/15/2015

The Institute for Peace & Development is offering two programs after its successful organization of the International Summer Academy in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, Mediation and Intercultural Dialogue in August 2014. This academic summer program had participants from all over the world and … Continued

Seitejournals — Open-Access Publisher of Peer-Reviewed Journals

Seitejournals is an open-access publisher of peer-reviewed journals, covering a wide range of academic disciplines. They welcome submissions of original articles, review, and short communications in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Educational Sciences, Energy and Science Education. Submit your … 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

A Bevy of Thought-Provoking Spring Lectures Awaits You!

The Graduate Division proudly manages the Berkeley Graduate Lectures and UC Berkeley’s Tanner Lectures on Human Values. Here is a brief description of what we’ll be featuring this spring. The HarvEst Distinguished Women Lecture Series is pleased to present Laura … 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

Spring Teaching Workshops for GSIs

        The GSI Center’s Workshops on Teaching for GSIs cover a wide variety of topics related to university teaching and the GSI experience. The purpose of the series is to offer GSIs, and other graduate students interested … 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

Title IX Compliance Review, Graduate Student Input Needed — 2/4/2014

Dear Graduate Students​, The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is currently reviewing the University of California, Berkeley’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, known as “Title IX.” Title IX prohibits sex discrimination, including … 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 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

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

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