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.
UC Berkeley wasn’t always what you see today. In 1868, and for some years thereafter, it was just a start-up. Now, after 144 years of climbing and accomplishment, Berkeley is, by a wide spectrum of measures, a world leader. Earlier this year, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings named Berkeley as one of “an [...]
Important summer break hours, student health insurance plan for 2012-13, and how to waive your UC SHIP enrollment.
The first-ever fellowship award from the Philip Brett LGBT Fund was made this spring by a faculty committee choosing from a highly competitive field of 19 applicants. The winner was Chris Atwood, a Ph.D. student in Italian Studies. He is currently working on his dissertation, which is entitled: “‘Wanting Home’: Italy, Same-Sex Desire, and Narrative.” [...]
Berkeley Academic Senate’s 2012 top honor goes to former chancellor Robert Berdahl and professor-alumna Marian Diamond
At a dinner in May, the UC Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate gave its highest honor, the Clark Kerr Award, to two people with high-profile connections to the Berkeley campus, Robert M. Berdahl, who was Berkeley’s eighth chancellor, and Marian C. Diamond, professor emeritus of integrative biology and a world-renowned brain researcher.
Two alumni who happen to be star-quality technology executives came back to Berkeley in May to give graduation speeches. Expect change and profit from it Shantanu Narayen, the CEO of Adobe Systems returned on Saturday, May 19, to address the Haas School’s Class of 2012. In congratulating the new grads, he recalled earning his (’93) [...]
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to build the nation’s capacity for leadership and research that addresses the multiple determinants of population health and contributes to policy change. The program is based on the principle that progress [...]
The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2013-2014. Applications are invited from qualified candidates who have received the Ph.D. between January 1, 2011 and July 1, [...]
The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for its 2013-2016 fellowship competition. Four three-year postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded (one in any discipline represented by the society, one in East Asian studies, one in humanistic studies, and one in the study of race [...]
One word: Plastics The purpose of this award, up to $2,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year, is to support graduate student research in plastics as they relate to health, the environment, and global waste and recycling systems. The specific project of the fellowship will be to research, write, and update the Ecology Center’s “Report of [...]
If you’re new, here’s a list of events in August and September that can help you get to know the Berkeley campus from a variety of perspectives Note: as you visit these pages in the future, look at the calendar in the right-hand column so you can take advantage of the many upcoming workshops, conferences, [...]