Berkeley GradNews November 2016
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Dean  
Fiona M. Doyle

Strength in Diversity

The UC Berkeley community affirms our commitment to inclusion and respect for diversity of background, experience, and approach. More »
Headlines
Naniette H. Coleman

Enriching the Graduate Student Experience

Graduate student mentors Naniette H. Coleman and Sarah Macdonald share their passions for writing and research with mentees, and show how professional development can help students flourish. More »

Important Dates

File Thesis or Dissertation (Spring 2017 Deadline)
Friday, May 12, 2017

File Thesis or Dissertation (Summer 2017 Deadline)
Friday, August 11, 2017

File Thesis or Dissertation (Fall 2017 Deadline)
Friday, December 15, 2017

Professional Development
gdp

Upcoming Workshops — Dissertation Writing & Applying for a Fulbright-IIE Grant

Graduate Division’s Professional Development Program supports graduate success and career preparation. More »
Career Center

Social Impact Career Fair — 2/16/2017

Two spring career fairs: Spring Career Fair and California Community College (CCC) Registry Job Fair in San Francisco More »
2016 SMART team

SMART Graduate Application Deadline — 11/21/2016

Doctoral students from all departments and schools are invited to apply for the SMART (Student Mentoring and Research Teams) Program for summer 2017. More »
Student Life
Roel Dobbe

UCBe: A Peer Mentor

EECS Peers is a network of upper level graduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. They serve as a resource to students who are navigating issues with classes, advisors, exams, stress, and conflict. More »

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards
Kun

MacArthur “Genius” Reflects on His Graduate Student Years at Berkeley

Ethic Studies PhD alumnus Josh Kun highlights how campus funding empowered him as a graduate student and how awards — in his case, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship — validate working in non-traditional fields. More »

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

  • Shoe-String Theory: Science Shows Why Shoelaces Come Untied
  • Wheel the World: One MBA Student’s Quest to Make the Outdoors Accessible to All
  • Seven at UC Berkeley Awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships, Most of Any University
  • School of Journalism Lecturer on Team Awarded Pulitzer for Ghost Ship Fire Coverage
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects 11 Faculty as Members
  • Renewable Energy has Robust Future in Much of Africa

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