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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.

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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.

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A Lycopod Odyssey with Jeff Benca

See a video on Jeff Benca, a graduate student in the Department of Integrative Biology, who is studying a group of early land plants called lycopods. The video was produced by Molly Sharlach, Ph.D. ’13, who recently completed a graduate certificate in science communication at UC Santa Cruz.

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Prestigious Canadian Scholarship Granted to Berkeley Student

Andrea Marston, a doctoral student in the Department of Geography, has been granted the 2014 Trudeau Scholarship, the most prestigious doctoral award for the social sciences and humanities in Canada. The Foundation awarded the scholarships to 14 students this year.

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Berkeley Professor Wins International Award in Renewable Energy

Jay Keasling, a professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering, has won the 2014 Eni Award prize in Renewable Energy for his achievements in the microbial production of hydrocarbon fuels.

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Berkeley Students Recognized by NAEd/Spencer Fellowship

Four UC Berkeley students were awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for their research in the field of education. Each recipient was given a $25,000 cash prize for the 2014-15 academic year and an opportunity to network with members of NAE and other senior scholars during a retreat.

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Berkeley Grad Wins Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation

Kelly Clancy, a graduate student in Biophysics, has won the Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation, a newly established award with only two winners each year. As the reward, Clancy took home a trophy and a $50,000 cash prize. UC Berkeley will also receive an award to support a seminar series.

2014 Teaching Effectiveness Award Recipients.

GSIs and Faculty Win Awards for Teaching and Mentorship

In recognition of the excellence of Graduate Student Instructors’ in teaching undergraduates, as well as the outstanding work of faculty members who mentor those GSIs, the GSI Teaching & Resource Center held three award ceremonies this spring.