Berkeley GradNews October 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

Supporting Each Other in Difficult Times

Because disasters — whether fire, flood, or earthquake — can strike anytime, we serve ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities by being prepared. More »
Headlines

A ‘New American’ Fellow

Visionary philanthropists support graduate studies for immigrants and children of immigrants. More »

One Block, Two Worlds

Kevin Weaver, studying at Berkeley Law, explores social justice issues in education and on the Berkeley streets. More »

A Summer in the “Swamp”

Kim Fong, graduate student in the School of Information, shares her cross-country road trip from Berkeley to a technology policy summer internship in Washington, DC. 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 »

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

It’s Here! ImaginePhD

Check out a new tool for Humanities & Social Sciences career exploration. More »

Fall Career Connections Series

Featuring casual networking events where alumni share their path from Cal to career with interested students, and offer advice to those who hope to follow in their footsteps. More »

GPD Calendar Highlights Professional Development Opportunities

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

Workshop on Public Sector Fellowships for PhDs & Postdocs — 10/16/2017

Are you interested in careers in government and policy? Learn more about postdoctoral fellowships and how to make your application stand out! More »
Student Life

CalFresh Enrollment Super Clinic — 10/20/2017

Learn more about your eligibility for food assistance through CalFresh's enrollment clinic. 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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