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.


Students Hold Benefit Concert for Children in Gaza

On the evening of August 5, the living room of a student house on Hillegass Ave in Berkeley was transformed into an intimate benefit concert venue where musicians from UC Berkeley sang for children affected by the conflict in Gaza.

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.


Arrive, Orient, and Go

New Graduate Student? Come to the New Graduate Student Orientation on August 26th to find answers to your questions and learn everything you need to know to get your life as a graduate student up and running.

Michael Jordan

Researcher Michael Jordan Wins $100,000 Rumelhart Prize for Cognitive Science

Michael Jordan, a leading UC Berkeley faculty researcher in the fields of computer science and statistics, is the 2015 recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize, a prestigious honor reserved for those who have made fundamental contributions to the theoretical foundations of human cognition.


What You Need to Know about Finding Housing in Berkeley

Before the papers, midterms and finals, one uphill battle that many Cal students need to fight first is finding a right place to live. This can be a very daunting experience so we set out to speak to one of the specialists at Cal Housing to solicit some tips and suggestions that we hope can help with your search.


Arrival Guide for New International Graduate Students

As the fall semester approaches, many international students may already be preparing for your journey ahead – likely an anxious process as you part ways with your family and friends. We compiled this list in conjunction with Berkeley International Office of resources specifically for international graduate students to make your transition as smooth as possible.