Berkeley GradNews January 2017
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
Fiona M. Doyle

Welcome to 2017!

Professional development opportunities this semester include competing in Grad Slam for prizes and a chance to represent Berkeley at the high-profile UC-wide competition. More »
Headlines
Marilyn Strathern

Another Fine Crop of Spring Lectures

Since 1904, hundreds of lecturers have visited Berkeley to share their research and thoughts. Here is a brief description of what we’ll be featuring this spring. More »
Christina Chang, Brett, Teresa

For the Love of Chemistry: Meet PhD Candidate Teresa Williams

Love of one's field sparks perseverance toward the Ph.D., as one doctoral candidate reveals to another. More »

Your Guide to Fellowships and Grants

This fellowship season, find your next grant, scholarship and fellowship on our list! 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
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Craft Your Three-Minute Thesis and Submit Your Grad Slam Video by 2/18/19

You could win cash prizes and state-wide recognition while you take your professional development to the next level! More »
Career Center

How to Get a Postdoc Job in the Humanities or Social Sciences — 5/5 & 5/12/2017

How do you get a postdoc position in the humanities or social sciences? More »

Register Now for Spring Workshops from the Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Professional Development program supports students' success and career preparation. More »
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

Online Professional Development Resource for Graduate Students

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) offers online resources for Berkeley graduate students, postdocs, and faculty. 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 »
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Energy and Cleantech Career Night — 2/15/2016

The Energy and Cleantech Career Night is an annual networking event connecting graduate students with companies in energy and clean tech. More »
Student Life

UCBe: A Berkeleyan

Learn about the unique arts, cultural, and culinary experiences available around Berkeley. More »

Graduate Division Announcements

Opportunities

Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards
Shilpa Raja

Shilpa Raja Awarded High Honors by the Material Research Society

Shilpa Raja, who recently received her doctoral degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was awarded "Graduate Student Gold” for quality research. More »

Fellowships & Grants

Making the News

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  • What Ancient Poop Reveals About the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
  • Po Jui “Ray” Chiu, Co-Founder of BioInspira, Named in Forbes 30 under 30
  • Seven Early-Career Faculty Win Sloan Research Fellowships
  • Face It. Our Faces Don’t Always Reveal our True Emotions
  • Oceans are Warming Even Faster than Previously Thought

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