Tips for Finding Housing in Berkeley

One of the first challenges facing new Cal students is finding a place to call home, whether on- or off-campus. Cal Housing has some tips and suggestions that can help with your search.

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Enriching the Graduate Student Experience

Berkeley’s nearly 11,000 graduate students come from 92 countries and all 50 states. They look to the Graduate Division to oversee admissions, fellowships, policy issues, and granting degrees. Less well known, however, is the fact that the Graduate Division works to … Continued

Jorge Calderon: Investing in the Future of Colombian Students

The Columbian Graduate Student Fellowship created by Jorge Calderon, assists Berkeley students with a strong connection to Colombia who are studying economics, engineering, mathematics, or the physical or life sciences. He hopes that this fellowship will allow high-caliber students to reach their maximum potential and contribute to Colombia.

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.

La Selva

Summer 2016 — La Selva: Featured Student Essay

My research brought me to a mysterious, tropical environment in Peru — la selva — to learn more about Peru’s jungle gastronomy, which is unmatched by any other place in the world.

New Graduate Student Orientation

Arrive, Orient, and Go

New Graduate Student? Come to the New Graduate Student Orientation on August 23rd to find answers to your questions and learn everything you need to know to get your life as a graduate student up and running.


Arrival Guide for New International Graduate Students

As the fall semester approaches, many international students are preparing for their journey ahead. We have compiled a resource list in conjunction with Berkeley International Office to help smooth the transition.

Bay Hills

Summer Fun in the Bay Area!

You worked hard last semester; now it’s time to relax and explore the exciting activities in and around the Bay Area. Whether you’re looking for festivals, hiking, or family-oriented fun, the summer offers myriad possibilities!

Ausfahl Family

The Ausfahl Family Gives Back

Bill Ausfahl established the Ausfahl Chair in Philosophy, which provides a stable, predictable source of funding for a professor to apply to research and to supporting top graduate students.

Catherine Albiston, professor of Law and Sociology and winner of the 2016 Carol D. Soc Award for Senior Faculty, celebrates with family and colleagues at the Graduate Mentoring Awards on April 13, 2016 at Anna Head Alumnae Hall.

Faculty Recognized by Mentorship Awards

On April 13, 2016, five faculty members were honored with the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award and Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award.

Cristobal Madero

Spotlight on Fulbright Scholars: Cristobal Madero

Cristobal Madero is a doctoral student in the area of Education Policy and a Fulbright scholar. After 10 years of teaching in Chile, he came to Berkeley to research how schools might help teachers develop a passion for their profession.

Ben Gould

Meet Ben Gould: Berkeley Mayoral Candidate

Ben Gould, a 2nd year dual-degree student pursuing Master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering and in Public Policy, announced his intention to run for mayor of Berkeley.

Mount Diablo State Park. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Spring Break on a Budget

Spring break is right around the corner, but you don’t need to break the bank to have a memorable vacation!

2016 arcs students

Rewarding Berkeley’s Aspiring Scientists

Seven Berkeley doctoral students traded in lab coats for formal wear to attend the 45th Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon of ARCS on October 29, 2015.

Associate Dean Susan Muller places Una's necklace on this year's recipient, Yu-Hui (Amy) Lin.

Yu-Hui Lin is Celebrated as this Year’s Una Fellow

Yu-Hui (Amy) Lin, a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnic Studies was awarded this year’s Una Fellowship. The Una fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding woman graduate student studying history at Berkeley.


Do New Year’s Resolutions Really Work?

Do you make a New Year’s resolution every year? It turns out that people who make resolutions at the New Year have a much higher chance of keeping them.


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

Tami Bond, a 1995 U.C. Berkeley alumna, was recently named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow for her work on measuring black carbon emissions.

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.

Post-doctoral student Kurtis Heimerl started a company that provides cellular power to rural areas.

Kurtis Heimerl Named MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35

At 30, Kurtis Heimerl has held many titles. Computer scientist. Ex-Googler. Postdoctoral researcher. Humanitarian. CEO. This year, he created a new technology that has the potential to provide low-cost, community-owned cellular networks to the estimated 1 billion people currently living … Continued

Kim Geron and Sarah Taylor speak at the 4th Annual Ph.D. Colloquium.

4th Annual Ph.D. Colloquium Offers Alternative Career Options

The Fourth Annual Ph.D. Colloquium provided insider information on attaining a teaching position in a liberal arts or community college. The colloquium was the first of a three part series that explores teaching opportunities.

Gavin McCormick

Innovation Gives Users a Say in Energy Consumption

McCormick, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is the recipient of this year’s Echoing Green Climate Fellowship for his innovation that empowers people and business to control their own energy choices.

2014 Empowering Women of Color Planning Committee.

Get to Know Your Graduate Assembly

From the Welcome Back Party, to the Empowering Women of Color Conference. From free tax consultation, to workshops for student parents. From The Berkeley Graduate online journal, to the Queer and Transgender Advocacy project. Discover how the Graduate Assembly is working to improve the lives of graduate students and create a vibrant and inclusive graduate community.