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

Exercise Your Civil Rights: Learn, Discuss, Vote!

If you can, act on your civic responsibility by voting on November 8. If you're not able to vote, add your voice to a democratic exchange of viewpoints. More »
Headlines
Ignacio Escalante

Tropical Biology and Ships

Ignacio Escalante, Ph.D. candidate and short-term fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), conducts evolutionary biology and animal behavior research for his dissertation at Barro Colorado Island. More »
Sproul Hall

Graduate Student Services and Cal Student Central

Graduate students can find assistance through Cal Student Central and Graduate Student Services. What can they offer you? More »

Berkeley Crowdfunding Launches New October Projects

This October, two of the eleven Berkeley crowdfunding projects are being managed in part by graduate students who are going above and beyond to ensure the campaign’s success. 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
2016 SMART team

Developing Mentoring Skills

Knowing how to effectively mentor students and junior colleagues is a vital skill for graduate students preparing for diverse careers, whether within or beyond academia. More »
Career Center

How to Get a Postdoc Job in the Humanities or Social Sciences — 5/5 & 5/12/2017

How do you get a postdoc position in the humanities or social sciences? More »
Open Access Week logo

Workshops on Dissertation Scholarship

Three workshops on Dissertation and Scholarship are part of the programming for Open Access Week. More »
Student Life
Food security model

UCBe: Food Secure

Learn more about UC Berkeley's efforts to manage student hunger on campus. More »
GA boat cruise

Don’t Miss the Grad Bay Cruise and Masquerade Ball! — 11/3/2017

Take a special someone or have fun with a group of friends at this special event! 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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