Berkeley GradNews February 2015
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
Fiona M. Doyle

First Impressions

In my first month as the new Dean of the Graduate Division, I've been crisscrossing the campus, visiting the 18 schools, colleges, meeting with deans, department chairs, senior administrators, faculty, students, and staff. I've been doing a lot of listening . . . More »
Headlines

Meet Berkeley Graduate Division Dean, Fiona Doyle [video]

Going from all-girls schools to the engineering world, was a culture shift that gave Dean Doyle a first-hand learning experience with diversity. More »

Talk of the Town: GradNews Sits Down with Professor and Host Harry Kreisler

For more than 30 years, "Conversations with History" has offered students hundreds of intimate interviews with Hollywood powerhouses to today's world leaders. More »

Astrophysics Ph.D. Student Discovers New Solar System

Erik Petigura found three planets that are similar to the Earth by analyzing data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. More »

Center for Chinese Studies Rings in the Chinese New Year with a Banquet and Fellowship Opportunities

Are you interested in China? Ring in the Year of the Sheep by applying to graduate fellowships for research abroad. More »

A Century Later, UC Berkeley’s Campanile Plays On with the Help of Graduate Students

Panoramic views of the campus and the Bay are pretty common for Ph.D. student Tiffany Ng, a university carillonist. More »

Important Dates

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

Professional Development
GSI mentoring awards

Nominations are Open for the Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

Are you a GSI who would like to acknowledge the work of a faculty member in helping you learn to teach? If so, we encourage you to nominate that person. More »
Beyond Academia logo

Beyond Academia Conference — 2/28 – 3/1/2019

The Beyond Academia conference features panels on a variety of career tracks, and opportunities to interact with successful, creative professionals. More »
Student Life

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards

Jessica Reilly Sails Around Latin America with International Fellowship

Energy and Resources Group Ph.D. student studies the impact of rising sea levels on coastal life. More »

Berkeley Graduates are Named in “Forbes 30 Under 30”

Recent graduates were recognized in "Forbes" magazine for their innovations in the energy and healthcare industries. More »

National Attention to Doctoral Students’ Projects

Berkeley doctoral students' outstanding projects and research were recently featured in publications and at a local summit. 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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