Berkeley GradNews November 2017
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
Fiona M. Doyle, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Cultivating gratitude has many benefits — explore how it might benefit you! More »
Headlines
University of Helsinki

Hello, Hei, Annyeong

The "good efforts" of a Korean linguist-in-training lead to warm rewards in Finland. More »
Ignacio Escalante

Tropical Biology and a Fragmented Landscape

Ignacio Escalante, PhD candidate in ESPM, illustrates his field work and studies of a group of arachnids in southwestern Costa Rica. More »

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Honors Public Service Center’s 50th Anniversary

The Public Service Center celebrates 50 years of serving the greater good with personal reflections and service stories from alums like Congresswoman Barbara Lee, ’75. More »
Oakland Zoo Lights pic

2017 Holiday Fun!

Wherever you plan to celebrate your holidays, remember to schedule some time with family and friends to enjoy the season, locally. More »

Important Dates

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

Apply for Filing Fee Status for Spring 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Apply for Candidacy (NRST reduction only)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Apply for In Absentia Registration for Spring 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Professional Development
beyond academia logo

Beyond Academia Positions & Open House — 11/15/2017

Beyond Academia is a group of UC Berkeley graduate students and postdocs whose goal is to educate PhDs in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM fields about non-academic career paths. More »
Graduate Assembly seal

How to Conquer the Job Talk — 12/1/2017 

After months of anxious silence, the voice on the other end of the phone says, “We’d like to invite you for an on-campus interview…and of course we’re all looking forward to your Job Talk.” Your stomach clenches… More »

GPD Calendar Highlights Professional Development Opportunities

Here are a few workshops and events coming up this month. More »
Career Center

New Drop-In Career Advising and Professional Development Info Sessions

Have career questions? The Career Center and Graduate Professional Development have answers! More »

Want to Work in the Public Sector?

Brush up on your communication skills, say panelists at Beyond Academia Public Sector Fellowships event. More »
Career fair

What’s It Like to Attend a Career Fair?

There’s something for everyone — including humanities and social sciences students. More »
Student Life

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is Here

The Basic Needs Security Coalition presents a week of fundraising and promoting awareness about basic needs insecurity. More »

Gratitude for the Greater Good

Research from the Greater Good Science Center shows the benefits of practicing gratitude. More »

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

  • NSF Awards Support Berkeley Data Science Institute, National Workshops
  • UC Berkeley Rated World’s Top Public and Fourth-Best Overall by U.S. News
  • $65.5 Million from NIH to Create Brain Atlas
  • At Resistance School, Students Bring the Best of Berkeley Online
  • School of Information Offers New Cybersecurity Degree
  • California Birds Nesting a Week Earlier than They did a Century Ago

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