Berkeley GradNews October 2014
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
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. More »
Headlines

Hellman Fund Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Faculty Fellows, Launches New Graduate Awards

As the Hellman Fellows Program celebrates its 20th anniversary, a new pilot program initiated this year — The Hellmann Graduate Awards — provides 14 graduate students with funding to help enrich the student’s academic career. More »

School of Public Health Alumna Examines Decentralized California Health Care in Dissertation

Alumna Megan Vanneman ’13 was in her third year at the School of Public Health when she became interested in examining the effects of the decentralized public mental health care system in California. Last month Vanneman's dissertation was published… More »

Amid Academic Stress, Alums Start Peer-Support Group, ‘Thriving in Science’

In September, alumni Diane Wiener and Troy Lionberger launched Thriving in Science, a peer-support program that provides support and resources to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. More »

Berkeley Talks Features Intimate Talks with David Sedaris, Yo-Yo Ma and More

Berkeley Talks — a new series of public talks and lectures hosted by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and co-presented by Cal Performances — features intimate conversations with artists and intellectuals such as writer David Sedaris and musician Yo-Yo Ma. More »

Important Dates

Professional Development
Career Center

Career Connections and Just in Time Job Fair – 4/17-18-19/2018

Your opportunity to meet face-to-face with alumni and professionals representing a variety of roles within a career field. More »
Student Life
Graduate Assembly

Graduate Assembly News & Events: GradFest 2018

Come to GradFest 2018 for free food, fun activities, and more! More »

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards

UC Berkeley Alumna Wins MacArthur Fellowship

UC Berkeley alumna, Tami Bond, was recently named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow for her work on measuring black carbon emissions on human health and the atmosphere. More »

Two Social Welfare Alumni Win Research Awards

Two UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare alumni were recently awarded research awards. Carly Devlin (’14) was awarded the American Clinical Social Work Association‘s (ACSWA) Judith Holm Memorial Student Awards, including a $2,000 grant and a $1,000 Snooks Prize grant … Continued More »

J-School Alumni and Lecturers Earn Eight Emmy Nominations and Three Wins

Several J-School alumni and others with strong ties to the Graduate School of Journalism were among the red carpet glitterati ... More »

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

  • Five Innovators Join the Ranks of the Bakar Fellows
  • How Berkeley Journalism Photo Interns Trusted Their Gut and Made the Front Page of the New York Times
  • New Graduate Program Aims to Keep Languages from Disappearing
  • Watch: Startups Take Flight at SkyDeck in Downtown Berkeley
  • Prefab Housing Complex for UC Berkeley Graduate Students Goes up in Four Days
  • Blocking Sunlight to Cool Earth Won’t Reduce Crop Damage from Global Warming

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