Working on your dissertation this summer? Check out the Dissertation Writer’s Room in Doe Library. Traveling abroad? Take advantage of University travel resources.
Did you know that graduate students can vote in ASUC elections, happening right now? Check out the referenda that may indeed be of considerable interest to you — and then, vote!
While we have our own internal standards for assessing and maintaining academic quality at Berkeley, it’s been gratifying to see that highly regarded national and international measures judge that Berkeley continues to do very well — superbly, in fact.
Do you know personally any students who have applied to graduate schools and are considering Berkeley among their options? Please share your insider knowledge about your program, the faculty, the courses and the research.
Welcome back! I hope you took time during the holiday break to recharge your batteries and gain some fresh perspectives on your work and your life. As for me, my perspective was altered by a week in rural Cambodia, doing my small part to volunteer with a medical clinic …
We can always count on you to be very frank and thoughtful. We were on tenterhooks waiting for your survey answers to arrive and be compiled, and let out a big sigh of relief when we saw the results.
Sometimes undergraduates need an extra nudge to prompt them to consider applying to graduate school. It could come from you.
Have you updated your WarnMe contact options? WarnMe is a campus service that exists to save live, including yours.
My message this time is directed to students who hold U.S. citizenship, and it can be summed up in two words: please vote! A vital first step is registering to vote, and the deadline for that is October 22. Here’s how.
Graduate students: whether you’re among the 3,000 newcomers or the 7,000 returnees, here are some tips worth noting, from the Graduate Dean.
Message from the Dean: What do the afterglow of the Big Bang and the influence of facial hair on 19th-century American presidential politics have in common? The new SMART program, being piloted this summer with graduate students mentoring undergrads in hands-on research.
Dear Graduate Students, As the spring semester drew to a close, I enjoyed several opportunities to celebrate great teaching by graduate students. At the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award ceremony on the first of May at International House, we acknowledged the excellent work of 276 GSIs, out of the more than three thousand GSIs who [...]
Not all aspects of a dean’s job bring smiles; it’s hardly possible to please everyone all the time. That said, there are events during the year that irresistibly bring a smile to my face, and make a lot of people very happy indeed. The most highly anticipated of such events are just around the corner: [...]
Dear Graduate Students, Your future selves are out there — graduate alumni of Berkeley. Some of them are very far from campus, oceans away, but they remain surprisingly close. I spent a week recently visiting alumni at events in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Seoul. These events are always really interesting to me, because I learn [...]
Any day you may find yourself chatting (by phone or email or Facebook or even in person) with a student who is considering coming to Berkeley.
You’re here, on the ground. You know the campus from the inside, and you have a unique kind of credibility: you’re a student now, doing the very thing your questioner is hoping to do, at one of the most desirable places in the world.
To augment your knowledge of Berkeley’s funding and more, we’ve prepared a detailed overview called Graduate Education at UC Berkeley.
A message from Graduate Dean Andrew Szeri about the upcoming Town Hall, the forum on the economics of higher education, and our new presence on Facebook and Twitter to better serve you.
It’s been quite a semester. Classwork and research took place along with actions to support our University’s core mission and values, and to improve our campus’s operations. In local, state, and national settings, students, faculty, and staff joined to advocate passionately for investing in public education as a common good in a good society.
Recent campus events highlight the urgency of engaging the issues of our day with intellectual rigor and conducting ourselves in ways that enable dialogue and debate without fracturing the community of which we are all part.
I’m happy to convey the Graduate Division’s heartiest congratulations to Berkeley Professor of Physics Saul Perlmutter, who early this month shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for the simultaneous discovery — with two competitor-colleagues half a world away at the Australian National University — of the accelerating expansion of the universe.
Now that the semester is underway, I want to be sure you’re aware of various ways the Graduate Division might be able to assist you in the coming weeks and months, particularly if you’re new to Berkeley and haven’t yet fit us into your mental map of this complex campus.
Thank you for considering graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. The prospective students web pages will provide an overview of the campus — the many degree programs offered here, the cost of graduate study, and the means of financial support. Berkeley occupies a special place in graduate education. In the most recent comprehensive survey by the National Research Council, [...]
This summer certainly seemed to speed by. I kept busy helping with efforts to streamline our administration both in the Graduate Division and throughout campus. I enjoyed continuing to mentor the doctoral students in my lab group — and l even managed to hike in, through, and around the Alps!
Here is news about some significant changes in the Dean’s Office on the fourth floor of Sproul Hall…
Did you know there’s a way you can see for yourself, day or night, where you stand with regard to some of the key milestones in your graduate education?