Berkeley GradNews December 2014
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
Rosemary Joyce

Reflections on the Fall Semester

As the Interim Dean of the Graduate Division, I have enjoyed the opportunity to deepen my involvement with various projects close to my heart. The new Dean of the Graduate Division, Fiona Doyle, Professor of Mineral Engineering, will begin her post on January 1, 2015. More »

Public Policy Student Advocates for Prison Reform in New Memoir

Ralph Spinelli, a Ph.D. student in the Goldman School of Public Policy, shares his ideas for prison reform in his recently published book. More »

Alumni Corner: Cal Author, Producer and a Hoverboard Inventor

We look at three rising Cal alumnus and their work, from Civil Rights causes, exploration of electromagnetic fields to producing a Bravo TV show ... More »

Architecture Students Complete Construction of Holistic Garden in Japan

UC Berkeley Architecture students held the opening ceremony for their holistic garden, Nest We Grow, in Hokkaido, Japan. More »

How to Manage Holiday Stress and Your Academics

Manage your work/life balance with these tips from these university's experts. More »

Important Dates

File Thesis or Dissertation (Spring 2019 Deadline)
Friday, May 17, 2019

File Thesis or Dissertation (Summer 2019 Deadline)
Friday, August 16, 2019

Professional Development
Student Life

Graduate Division Announcements


Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards

PhD Candidate Takes Break from Cal to Work at White House

UC Berkeley PhD candidate Dan Hammer is taking a year off from school, but his reason may surprise you. More »

Former Marine at Cal is Awarded for Work in STEM

Doctoral student Bradley Wheeler received one of only 11 prestigious graduate research fellowships made by the NSF for military veterans contributing to STEM fields. More »

Fellowship Offers Outstanding Research Opportunities in Social-Behavioral Sciences

The annual Hornaday Graduate Fellowship allows students to conduct research related to social and emotional well-being. More »

Haas-Berkeley Team Wins Tech Challenge for Parking Alert System

Ever pray to the parking gods? Haas team wins a Tech Challenge for an alert system that helps drivers find parking. More »

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

  • Nine faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Post-Elsevier Breakup, New Publishing Agreement ‘a Win for Everyone’
  • Berkeley Among the ‘Best Value’ Colleges in New Forbes Ranking
  • Berkeley Alumni Score Three 2019 Pulitzer Prize Victories
  • Five Berkeleyans Among 2019 Guggenheim Winners
  • New Machine Learning Technique May Help Prevent Blindness for Millions of People with Diabetes

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