Tips for Finding Housing in Berkeley

One of the first challenges facing new Cal students is finding a place to call home, whether on- or off-campus. Cal Housing has some tips and suggestions that can help with your search.

Arrival Guide for New International Graduate Students

As the fall semester approaches, many international students are preparing for their journey ahead. We have compiled a resource list in conjunction with the Berkeley International Office to help smooth the transition.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Memorial Fund Benefits Berkeley Students for Half a Century

In 1965 when Paul Hertelendy graduated from Berkeley with a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, he established a fund in memory of his colleague Tse-Wei Liu who died in an auto accident. For half a century, the fund has been benefiting students in Berkeley.