New Seminar for Graduate Students

UC Berkeley’s Humility, Unity, and Growth initiative is launching a UC Berkeley course titled “Demystify Masculinity in the Latinx Community” The course code is 21229. This course is being offered through the Department of Ethnic Studies. Classes will take place … Continued

Continuation of the temporary seventh-year extension for ASEs

In recognition of the continued impact of COVID-19 on student employees, UC Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael T. Brown has approved continuation of the temporary seventh year (two semester) extension to the total length of service … Continued

AIGP Indigenous/Native Community Luncheon

UC Berkeley’s American Indian Graduate Program is hosting a luncheon for students who self-identify with the Native Community at Anthony Hall on August 26, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. This event will also be celebrating Anthony Hall as the UC Berkeley … Continued

What you need to know about the new UC Library Search

UC Library Search has officially landed. The new platform, launched Tuesday, July 27, makes it easier for you to find and borrow resources from libraries not just at Berkeley, but across the University of California system. Want to learn more? … Continued

Resuming In-Person Instruction and Services

To help you prepare for the new year, this article outlines what you need to know about guidelines for returning to campus this month. Please review all community health expectations before coming to campus. For graduate specific information, review the … Continued

Student Adobe License Access Change

Beginning Fall 2021, all students (including student employees) who wish to receive an Adobe Creative Cloud license must submit a request. Adobe licenses are available at no cost. The request form became available on August 12, 2021. Pre-existing adobe licenses … Continued

Upcoming Fall Workshops on Teaching

The GSI Center’s Workshops on Teaching for GSIs cover a wide variety of topics related to university teaching and the GSI experience. The purpose of the series is to offer GSIs, and other graduate students interested in teaching, opportunities for … Continued

Free Fall Classes With The Berkeley Art Studio

Fall registration is now open for the Berkeley Art Studio! Thanks to the Student Technology Fund, eligible graduate students may sign up for design and digital photography classes for free. The session starts on August 30, 2021. The Studio offers classes … Continued

New Student Success Toolkit Launched

The Division of Student Affairs has launched an online Student Success Toolkit, which includes information about student resources such as Recreational Sports, campus housing, the ASUC Student Union, Office of the Registrar, and as well as community expectations and health … Continued

Submit Your Interest: Public Humanities Writing Workshop

The Townsend Center for the Humanities invites Berkeley PhD students across the humanities to share their thoughts on the topics and/or guests for a fall writing workshop. Over the last decade, the landscape for more thoughtful writing about culture has … Continued

Looking for child care?

UC Berkeley’s Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP) is now enrolling children ages 2 to 4.5 for the 2021-2022 school year which begins on August 16, 2021. ECEP teaches UC Berkeley’s youngest students — children of faculty, staff, students, and community … Continued

Graduate Certificate Orientation Session – 7/21/21

We invite graduate students, GSAOs and Head Graduate Advisors to attend a virtual Graduate Certificate Orientation Session on July 21 from 3–4 p.m. to learn about several of Berkeley’s certificates available to master’s and doctoral students. Graduate certificates are a … Continued

College of Marin Faculty Diversity Internship – 7/16/21

The College of Marin is accepting applications for the inaugural Faculty Diversity Internship Program. The Faculty Diversity Internship Program is intended to provide Interns with the opportunity to learn about College of Marin and the California Community College system from … Continued

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Summer Research, Teaching, and Learning Resources for GSIs

Research, Teaching, and Learning (is composed of several teams providing support for instructors and researchers at Berkeley. Graduate Student Instructors should consider attending one of the following trainings or workshops this summer to enhance remote teaching skills and learn how … Continued

Service Changes At Campus Libraries

Visit the Library’s COVID portal to learn more about the three libraries you can visit now, what service disruptions to expect between now and August 25, and much more. What does the retirement of OskiCat and Melvyl mean? Read about … Continued

Virginia Tech Future Faculty Development Program — Aug. 15, 2021

Virginia Tech’s Future Faculty Diversity Program (FFDP) is a rigorous three-day event for doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars interested in academic careers. Participants are chosen from a national pool of candidates who apply directly to the program and are matched with an … Continued

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Fred DeWitt on Creating a Safe Space Through Art

Talking about current socio-political issues is one of the tallest tasks an artist can tackle, from deciding whether and how to portray acts of violence or using images of family members and loved ones in works of art.  MFA candidate … Continued

Graduate Student Summer 2021 Counseling and Support Resources

Graduate students face unique and challenging issues which can impact their mental health. In fact, graduate and professional students have been facing increasing levels of stress and anxiety, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and mandated distancing. More than  … Continued

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Graduate Diversity Initiatives and Promises

Last July, Vice Provost Lisa García Bedolla and fellow Graduate Division staff convened a working group to meet with Black graduate students and hear their concerns and suggestions about increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Cal. Using what we … Continued

Two Position at the Restorative Justice Center at UC Berkeley

The Restorative Justice Center is hiring for two positions: Graduate Student Practitioner/Liaison and Community Manager. Please read the two position descriptions below. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible! Community Manager for the Restorative Justice Center The … Continued

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Q&A with 2021 Berkeley Grad Slam Winner Adélaïde Bernard

On May 7, 2021, Adélaïde Bernard, a Ph.D. student in metabolic biology, competed against nine graduate-student peers from other campuses at the UC-wide Grad Slam competition. Previously awarded first place in the UC Berkeley Grad Slam in April for her … Continued

Library Service Disruptions In Summer 2021

As you know, OskiCat and Melvyl are retiring on July 27. In order to prepare for our new system, UC Library Search, and for reopening our libraries this Fall, we will have to pause some services. Changes in Service, Summer … Continued

Monica De La Cruz: You Either Help People or You Don’t

Monica De La Cruz is pursuing a doctorate in UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare with the goal of crafting policies that actively improve peoples’ economic health in the Bay Area. However, this wasn’t always De La Cruz’s goal. Describing … Continued

View Graduating MFA Exhibitions at BAMPFA

The 50th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition May 14–June 20, 2021 Every year since 1970, BAMPFA and UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice have collaborated to present an exhibition of works by Berkeley Master … Continued

Competition For Most Patentable Capstone Project Idea – 6/30/21

The College of Engineering Office for Post-Baccalaureate Programs and the UC Berkeley Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer are happy to announce the Competition for the Most Patentable Innovation for Students. Eligible projects include: capstone, coursework, hackathons, and/or independent research. Individuals and … Continued

What you need to do before OskiCat and Melvyl retire

On July 27, a sweeping new project will unify Berkeley’s vast collections (physical and digital) and bring together the collections of libraries across UC’s 10 campuses under one virtual roof. UC Library Search, a new system for discovering and using … Continued

Berkeley Launches New Future of Higher Education Postdoc Program

UC Berkeley has launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program designed to expose participants to and prepare them for careers in higher education administration. The Future of Higher Education Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks to address the need for career pipelines and … Continued

Announcing This Year’s Graduate Assembly Executive Team

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Graduate Assembly (GA) Executive Board, Officers, and Graduate Council Representatives, and welcome to incoming president Maria Pettis. Pettis, a Geography Ph.D. candidate, previously served as Vice President of Campus Affairs with the GA and brings a … Continued

Farewell to Two Long-Serving Staff Members

Cynthia Ladd-Viti and Linda Miyagawa, two long-serving staff members of the Graduate Division, are retiring. Below are summaries and highlights from their time at UC Berkeley. Cynthia Ladd-Viti, Associate Director, Office for Graduate Diversity Ladd-Viti took a circuitous path to … Continued

Antiracism in the Academy Seminar — 4/29/21

The focal point of this seminar will be bringing to light those modes of praxis as tangible tools for implementation that have been shown to be successful in the fight against racism in the academy. This seminar will bring into … Continued

Graduate Student Town Hall — April 29 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Lisa García Bedolla, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, invites all UC Berkeley graduate students for a town hall discussion on returning to campus. Join Lisa García Bedolla, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division, for a … Continued

Office for Graduate Diversity opportunities, including employment

Tutors for the Firebaugh Research Scholars Program The Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD) is currently recruiting 2-3 Graduate Student Tutors for the Firebaugh Research Scholars Program to help lead seminars and support 12-18 undergraduate students’ research projects. View full description here. Join us … Continued

Join our 2021 Mardi-Grad Send-Off!

Please join us to celebrate and commemorate our URM graduate students who will be graduating from UC Berkeley this year, as well as those who graduated last year. They have supported and mentored us throughout our collective academic journeys and … Continued

Design Conversation with Ahmed Ansari — 4/23

Join the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation on Friday, April 23 from noon to 1 p.m. for our final Design Conversations speaker of the spring semester with Ahmed Ansari. Ahmed Ansari is an Industry Assistant Professor at NYU’s Integrated Digital Media … Continued

Science at Cal Series Showcases Graduate Research

Science at Cal regularly hosts Grounds For Science, a unique public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students. Each event includes dynamic conversation, trivia, and a science-inspired cocktail. Last month’s program, The Bees’ Disease & Building … Continued

Student Org Spotlight: STEM First Year Initiative

  Graduate student organizations are an essential part of UC Berkeley’s culture. In this article, we highlight STEM*FYI, an organization for all underrepresented STEM scholars. Thanks to Haider Ali Bhatti for providing written responses to our questions. What is your … Continued

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New Centralized Resource For Open GSI and GSR Positions

In an effort to support graduate students seeking academic student employment as Graduate Student Instructors and Graduate Student Researchers, the Graduate Division has launched a centralized webpage which aggregates all open GSI and GSR postings from Handshake. Handshake is the … Continued

Take the UC Graduate Student Experience Survey

We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on your overall experience at Berkeley in order to better serve our graduate and professional student community.  Your feedback is critical to informing and improving how we respond to challenges in the … Continued

Remote Teaching and Digital Learning Resources for GSIs

We’ve curated centralized resources to support Graduate Student Instructors in addition to the numerous trainings and support offered by our GSI Teaching and Resource Center. Sign up for the Research, Teaching, and Learning newsletters Read the most recent Research, Teaching, … Continued

CRRSA Act and Emergency Funding for Graduate Students

Dear Graduate Student Community, This message is to inform you about financial resources available from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and campus relief funds to assist eligible students with additional expenses experienced during this period of … Continued

Double-Occupancy Rooms Available at International House

Due to a fantastic response to the upcoming reopening of International House, the number of confirmed offers for residency, and optimism about the fall semester, International House is now offering double-occupancy rooms. Experience has shown that those who live in one of … Continued

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Rivka Valérie Louissaint: Art for Working Class People

Rivka Valérie Louissaint (she/they) a first year MFA student at UC Berkeley, makes art which is informed by their experiences as a Black, working class, immigrant, and queer woman. They are also inspired by liberation movements, such as the Black, … Continued

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Jared Robinson: Remember to Look Twice

Jared Robinson, a fifth-year UC Berkeley English Ph.D. student, is exploring how the act of “looking twice” at our past can be an empowering form of self-definition, and even self-creation.  On an individual level, looking twice at the past can … Continued

Join Us For Our Graduate Mentoring Awards Ceremony — 4/2/21

We are thrilled to announce the 2021 recipients of the Graduate Division’s Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards and the Graduate Assembly’s Faculty Mentor Awards. Excellent faculty mentorship has a transformative impact on the well-being, academic success, and … Continued

CalFresh Eligibility Expansion for Graduate Students

The Master of Social Welfare and Juris Doctorate graduate degree programs were recently approved as CalFresh local student programs. Students in these programs still need to meet income guidelines, but no longer need to meet the hourly work requirement to … Continued

Career Paths in Academia – Faculty Route — 3/22/21

The New York Academy of Sciences is hosting this webinar for graduate students, postdocs and young faculty. According to an article in Inside Higher Ed, “the odds of any given Ph.D. getting a tenure-track job lie between 10 and 25 … Continued

Free UC Entrepreneurship Academy this Spring

April 5 through April 9, 2021 The UC Entrepreneurship Academy helps students, postdocs and faculty in all academic disciplines and fields gain the knowledge and networks needed to identify, develop and validate the commercial potential of your research or idea. UC Berkeley graduate … Continued

2021 Berkeley Food Institute Food Justice Writing Contest

The concept of food justice argues that a history of structural gender and class inequities, and racially motivated policies have excluded marginalized communities from easy access to healthy foods, as described by Kirsten Cadieux and Rachel Slocum in “What does … Continued

Watch Our First-Ever Virtual Grad Slam!

We’re thrilled to announce that Adélaïde Bernard was awarded first place in the Berkeley Grad Slam for her presentation titled, “Hungry Unicorns: How Antennas in Your Neurons Control Appetite.” Second place … Continued

UndocuGrads Wellness Circle

This circle aims to hold space for vulnerable and authentic connection around the challenges of being an Undocumented graduate student. This could include status-related stressors, personal relationships, financial stress, faculty/staff relationships, and the role of white supremacy culture within academia, … Continued

Renew or Return Library Books by February 17

Renew or return library books by February 17! After multiple due date extensions because of the pandemic, starting Feb. 1, 2021, all materials checked out from the UC Berkeley Library have regular due dates. Patrons with materials checked out before Sept. … Continued

Beyond Academia Conference 2021

Our annual flagship conference is a two-day event with around 100 Ph.D. speakers who successfully transitioned to non-academic careers in a variety of fields including STEM as well as humanities and social sciences. As part of our conference we’ll have … Continued

Event for All Grad Students: Reframing 2020 — 2/1/21

If you’d like to renew your energy for 2021, the Office for Graduate Diversity and Graduate Assembly are hosting , where speakers will highlight the hope that still exists for graduate student academic and career trajectories and … Continued

Graduate Assembly’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

The Graduate Assembly’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund provides grants for campus groups and affiliates starting or continuing efforts to further diversity, equity, and inclusion in the campus community. The first review was Jan. 20, though applications will be … Continued

Spring ’21 Calapalooza For Graduate Students

Calapalooza, the bi-annual student organization/group recruitment drive is back for Spring 2021! As campus continues to offer virtual events, welcoming students from all over the world, student organizations are ready to recruit new members for the 2021 academic semester.  Spring … Continued

Opportunity to Serve on the Committee on Student Conduct

The Committee on Student Conduct is currently recruiting students to serve on the Committee for the 2021-22 academic year, with a February 19, 2021 to submit the application form linked here. Membership criteria and expectations: Membership is limited to enrolled … Continued

The Program in Critical Theory Virtual Open House

Join The Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory on Tuesday, February 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. All UC Berkeley Ph.D. students interested in applying to the DE … Continued

In Conversation with Tarana Burke

To commemorate 150 years of women (150W) being accepted to the University of California, join UC Berkeley’s Gender Equity Resource Center and friends on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4-5:30 p.m. PST for In Conversation with Tarana Burke, founder of … Continued

The Library’s Spring 2021 Workshop Calendar is now available!

The Library’s Spring 2021 Workshop Calendar is now available! Browse upcoming workshops and register online Learn Zotero (bibliographic citation management), Python (data analysis), or NumPy (data manipulation); explore resources from the East Asian Library, or take an embroidering or knitting … Continued

Graduate Womxn’s Project (GWP) Skill Share

The Graduate Womxn’s Project is delighted to host the Skill Share Series this semester! Each month, a handful of our peers will be sharing their hobbies. Registration is open for our January sessions – see below: Thursday, Jan 14: Origami … Continued