In conversation with some graduate students recently, they encouraged me to address an important if unpleasant subject: academic misconduct — cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, facilitation of academic dishonesty, misrepresentation in records, etc. (Some categories and examples are discussed online.) My hope is that, by raising these issues, any questions in these areas you may encounter will be [...]
STEVEN CHU, who received his physics Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1976, has been selected as the 2011 Alumnus of the Year by the Cal Alumni Association. The U.S. Secretary of Energy and Nobel Laureate is being recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to the fields of biophysics and atomic physics, his commitment to addressing climate [...]
Find out more about the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, SRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships, NRC Research Associate Awards, Founder Region Fellowship, EbenTisdale Fellowship and Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship, and the Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Fellowships.
The change in campus activity during the curtailment period affects how you need to think about safety. If you see something suspicious, call the police immediately using the non-emergency number, 510-642-6760. For emergency situations—any imminent threat to life or property—make an emergency call from campus, by dialing 9-1-1 from any landline phone, or 510-642-3333 from a cell phone.
Every year, the Graduate Division and the Graduate Assembly team up to call public attention to the exemplary and caring assistance individual faculty members have provided to their students.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recently announced two policy changes regarding their fellowship: Starting in the academic year 2011-2012, no employment will be allowed during fellowship tenure, with the exception of NSF approved off-site internships or research experiences requiring travel. Fellows wanting to teach (GSI) or to receive support on [...]
Insurance after Graduation Workshops If you are a SHIP member who will be graduating this semester, or if you are losing SHIP eligibility because you are no longer a registered student at UC Berkeley, it is important for you to plan ahead for continuing health coverage. A variety of plans are available to you once [...]
At the Faculty Club in November, two quiet ceremonies took place on different evenings, virtually out of the campus eye, but united by history and an unusual item of neckware. Each marked the presentation of the Una Fellowship, given to an outstanding woman graduate student in the field of history to “foster the spirit of inquiry and individuality” so characteristic of the woman for whom the fellowship is named, Una Smith Ross.
The ostensible reason was to help boost spirit during Big Game Week, but given the outcome in the stadium we’ll maintain the illusion that the special lighting on the Campanile, the University Library, and Sather Gate was there to foreshadow holiday cheer.
It’s not news that Marian Diamond — who at 84 may be Berkeley’s oldest actively teaching professor — carries a brain around in a hatbox.
The chancellor of UC-San Francisco since mid-2009, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, a Berkeley alumna (M.P.H.’88) who already has a passel of distinctions, has been named by the daily industry newsletter Fierce Biotech as one of the Top Ten Women in Biotech.
The Spring Teaching Conference for all first-time GSIs, A new online magazine, The Public Intellectual issues a call for submissions, Never-before-published photos of the Beatles are on display in North Gate Hall, and Applications open for the Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty.