New Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies

This academic year marks Berkeley’s inauguration of the Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies for graduate students. The Designated Emphasis provides curricular and…

David Nguyen

Tips for Surviving Graduate School

Alumnus, David Nguyen, found the transition from college to graduate school difficult. It took him longer than he first anticipated to complete his degree. He now shares his ideas on how to survive graduate school in a recently published book.

Skydeck program participants work at their computers

Berkeley Becomes Beacon for Entrepreneurs

Unlike the South Bay, which has long been a mecca for startups, the East Bay is only recently blossoming as a nebula for startups and, at its center, is the business accelerator, SkyDeck Berkeley.

Former Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau and Frederick Wiseman

Wiseman Comes to Berkeley

Frederick Wiseman visited Berkeley on December 3 to present his newest film “At Berkeley,” during two free screenings.

Street in Richmond with smokestacks in the distance.

City Planning Students Tackle Climate Change in Richmond

A group of UC Berkeley graduate students have recently teamed up to help Richmond residents tackle the negative impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels, flood risks, and increased energy and water consumption.


Thanksgiving Fun

To help weed through the seemingly endless possibilities this Season we compiled a list of opportunities to have fun, plan your holiday shopping and perhaps give back to the community.

New faculty members gather at Morrison Reading Room

New Faculty Reception

The Graduate Division hosted the New Faculty Reception for 63 newly hired faculty, many of whom gathered at the Morrison Reading Room to become acquainted with resources available to faculty working with graduate students.