Berkeley GradNews June 2016
News, fellowships, and the people of the Berkeley graduate community.
Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
Fiona M. Doyle

Our Hearts Go Out to the Innocent Lives Lost in the Past Month

In response to the shocking news of the mass shooting that occurred in Orlando, FL targeting the LGBTQA+ community, I wish everyone an empowering and safe Pride Month as we mourn the events and innocent lives lost in the attack. More »

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. More »

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 Berkeley International Office to help smooth the transition. More »

Summer Fun in the Bay Area!

You worked hard last semester; now it's time to relax and explore the exciting activities in and around the Bay Area. Whether you're looking for festivals, hiking, or family-oriented fun, the summer offers myriad possibilities! 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
Amazon gift card

Describe Your Summer Activities for a Chance to Be Published and Receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Share your stories about what you are doing and learning while away from Berkeley this summer. Up to ten winning essayists will receive a $100 Amazon gift certificate. More »

Berkeley Ph.D. Candidates Refine their Teaching Skills at the Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty

A group of Berkeley’s doctoral candidates enhance their knowledge of higher education and prepare for future faculty positions at Berkeley’s Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty. More »
Student Life

UCBe: Proud

June is National LGBT Pride Month — learn more about resources and two of the leading graduate student groups who support the LGBTQ+ community on campus. More »

Graduate Division Announcements


Campus Announcements

Recognition & Awards
Emily Yette

Emily Yette Wins the 2016 Philip Brett LGBT Studies Fellowship

This spring Emily Yette, a doctoral candidate in Epidemiology, became the fourth recipient of UC Berkeley’s Philip Brett LGBT Studies Fellowship. More »
Josefina Lundblad Janjic

Josefina Lundblad-Janjic Wins the 2016 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Josefina Lundblad-Janjic was selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation as a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow for 2016. 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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