Marla Johnson and children

Critical Support for the Student-Parent Juggling Act

Since inception of the Back-Up Child Care program in 2003, approximately 660 students have registered; doctoral and master’s students outnumber undergraduate students by more than two to one.

Getting the Mentoring You Need

The success of mentoring relationships depends not only on faculty but also on you as the mentee. Check out a dozen specific steps you can take to get the mentoring you need.

Cal’s Greener Academics

Cal is home to a number of scientists, researchers and academics whose work is focused on making the planet better.

Rosemary Joyce

Free Speech Movement Leaves an Inspiring Legacy

Berkeley has preserved the documentary record of this extraordinary time, ensuring that future generations will be in a position to explore these events that changed the landscape of higher education in the United States.

Rosemary Joyce

Introducing New Leadership in the Graduate Division

For the past three years, Rosemary Joyce has served as Associate Dean. Now, she is stepping in as Interim Dean of the Graduate Division this summer and fall, while the campus conducts a search for a successor to former Dean Andrew Szeri, who has taken on a different Vice Provost role.

Prestigious fellowship offers funding, flexibility

Each year, ARCS Foundation Fellowships support a dozen University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. candidates in science and engineering. These fellowships come with an added benefit to students: more flexibility to follow their interests when choosing a research project.

Students in Skydeck

Getting ready to start your startup

At Berkeley today, budding entrepreneurs can test their mettle in competitions, team up with like-minded thinkers, bend the ears of faculty and industry experts, and find guidance toward funding, all on campus or very nearby.

NSF Fellows 2012

Berkeley leads the way in NSF fellowships

The National Science Foundation fellowship is a crown jewel of graduate student awards. And Berkeley students lead the nation in capturing these prestigious and highly competitive grants. Here are 6 of this year’s recipients.

M.F.A. Graduate Bridges Place and Art

The new Bay Bridge is still more than a year away from opening, but it’s already inspiring the art of Amanda Hughen, M.F.A. ’03. Hughen and her frequent collaborator, Jennifer Starkweather, created a series of abstract prints, paintings, and drawings … Continued

Video Contest Winners

Meet the Winners of the 2012 Distinguished Fellows Video Contest

Meet the winners of the 2012 Distinguished Fellows Video Contest: First Place: Jeremy Chase Crawford. Second Place: Arturo Cortez. Third Place: Kristina Kangas. Winners received conference travel awards in the amounts of $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively.

Graduate students ask questions at the Town Hall

Recapping the Town Hall: Your Questions Answered

In the late afternoon of February 9, students and staff gathered in the Banatao Auditorium of Sutardja Dai Hall for a first-time Town Hall with the Graduate Dean. So all graduate students may benefit from what was said, the questions and answers from the event are now available online.