Expanding What It Means To Be A Historian

Expanding Definitions of Being a Historian: The UC Berkeley Department of History’s Career Diversity Program Are you considering a non-professorial career, but feel that this would be a failure of your Ph.D., or a loss of your identity as an … Continued

Join Us For Our First-Ever Virtual Grad Slam! — postponed

Cheer on our ten graduate student Grad Slam semi-finalists as they present their three-minute research talks in our first-ever virtual Grad Slam championship! This year’s event will be live-streamed, and we want you to join our virtual audience. Wednesday, April … Continued

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Cal Youth Camps: Sign up for Berkeley Summer Fun

This summer, learn what makes Cal Youth Camps one of the most unique programs on campus. If you’re a graduate student with children, or a Graduate Division staff or faculty member with children, explore our award-winning camps for your family’s … Continued

Introducing Our Graduate Writing Consultants

Thanks to generous funding provided by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Services and Fees (CACSSF) and Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Lisa García Bedolla, the Graduate Writing Center is pleased to announce that it has expanded its staff to … Continued

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Career Center Updates + April Career Fair – CANCELLED

The Career Center remains open and will continue to serve graduate students during the remote learning period, now through March 29. Career Counseling: The Career Center offers confidential individual consultations with the option of telephone, as well as in-person appointments. … Continued

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) available to students 

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is a digital library of thousands of self-paced, high-quality courses and video tutorials from industry and subject experts on topics ranging from data science to graphic design to nailing your next interview. UC Berkeley students, staff … Continued

Virtual Spring Visits – Coronavirus Update

In order to ensure equity across all prospective graduate students’ experience and to anticipate travel concerns relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19), campus administration strongly recommends that departments replace all 2020 in-person graduate student spring visits with virtual experiences. Please visit … Continued

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Workshops: How to Get Published in International Journals

Free 3-Part Workshop Series VSPA is always proud to sponsor the 3-part series, How to Get Published in International Journals: Writing Strategies for Non-Native English-Speaking Scholars. The lecture series presents specific approaches to help the writer recognize and work with linguistic … Continued

Making History: Ida Louise Jackson

This article, written by Lisa Harrington, appeared in the print version of the The Graduate in the Spring of 2001. Six young women gathered one day in 1921 to have a photograph taken for the Blue and Gold yearbook. Beautifully dressed … Continued

Submit an Image or Story: Recognizing Women at Cal

UC Berkeley’s 150W Committee is collecting stories and photos in commemoration of UC Berkeley’s decision to admit women “on equal terms in all respects with young men.” The goal of the history project is to record the history of women … Continued

AIGP Indigenous Professional Speaker Series

The Indigenous professionals seminar will enhance the campus community’s knowledge and awareness of contemporary Native American life. The series will provide information regarding academic research interests, mentorship, and career opportunities aligned with emerging fields of Native American and Indigenous scholarship. … Continued

Poetry and the Senses Launch Event and Reception — 2/4/20

The launch party for our “Poetry and the Senses” program sponsored by Engaging the Senses Foundation, this event will include local poets Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Lyn Hejinian, who will offer readings and comments followed by a conversation. How … Continued

You’re Invited to GradFest on January 29!

Welcome back graduate students! You’re invited to GradFest, a festival and networking event with information, organizations and resources specifically designed for you! Engage with more than 40 student organizations and campus departments focused on academic and professional interests, health and well-being, community, and … Continued

Consulting Program Pairs Graduate Students with Bay Area Energy Companies

The Berkeley Innovative Solutions (BIS) Consulting program pairs interdisciplinary teams of graduate students with energy- and resource-focused companies in the Bay Area. Our teams work directly with the leading companies in the energy and technology spaces. Past companies include Tesla, Siemens, Sunpower, and … Continued

Cal Esports Community Center Open House — 2/1/20

The Cal Esports Community Center is hosting an open house for Cal students to explore the facility, game with fellow students in the open play area, play in casual on-site tournaments, and join one of the UC Berkeley’s student gaming … Continued

Staff Highlight: Vicky Lee Q&A

A warm welcome to Vicky Lee, the Graduate Division’s new Director of Graduate Student Funding. Hear about her long-standing history with Cal, and why Evans Hall is one of her favorite spots on campus. Marie Claire: What brings you here … Continued

Fall Filing Deadline Extended to January 10, 2020

Update on Fall 2019 Doctoral Dissertation and Thesis Filing The deadline to file a dissertation or thesis for a Fall 2019 degree has been extended to Friday, January 10 in recognition of the unprecedented disruptions experienced by campus in October. Please note that campus offices will be … Continued

Call for Nominations: Graduate Mentoring Awards — 2/14/20

The Graduate Division and the Graduate Assembly sponsor two awards that recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students by faculty members. Nominations for the Graduate Division’s Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards and the Graduate Assembly’s Faculty Mentor Award … Continued

Message from the Dean and Vice Provost

Dear Cal Supporters and Alumni, Berkeley has long been a place of innovation, an institution that has produced knowledge that has, literally, changed the world. Thanks to your generous support, our community continues to help launch bright and promising students … Continued

2019 Reception for New Professional and Master’s Students

As part of Chancellor Christ and Vice Provost Garcia Bedolla’s efforts to build community across graduate programs and students, all new professional and master’s students were invited to a lively reception at the Chancellor’s residence on November 1, 2019. More … Continued

Mentorship Stipend for Doctoral Students — 12/4/19

Doctoral students from all departments and schools are invited to apply for the 2020 SURF SMART graduate/undergraduate research mentoring program, a collaboration of the Graduate Division and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships. … Continued

Library workshops, exhibits and events

Whether you’re making it, fixing it, or making it last, the Library has you covered!  Upcoming Library workshops include Making Digital Projects last, Introduction to 3D Modeling, and Clothing Repair! Current exhibits include a rare chance to see the campus’ … Continued

Apply to be a Graduate Writing Consultant! — 11/15/19

The Graduate Division’s Graduate Writing Center is pleased to announce that it is hiring three Graduate Writing Consultants, open to graduate students in all disciplines. Job Title: Graduate Writing Consultant, 50% time (20 hours/week; $27.36/hour), includes fee remission. Dates: January 6, 2020 … Continued

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Know your CalFresh Rights through the Food Justice Project

The Food Justice Project serves UC Berkeley students who have been denied CalFresh benefits. With the understanding that hunger on college campuses is a serious and preventable problem, Berkeley Law students launched the Food Justice Project (FJP) to assist students … Continued

Discussion Group: After the Wildfires: Where Should We Live?

Monday, November 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  |  Anthony Hall (RSVP) Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for the first event of the Science Meets Science series, bringing together social and STEM scientists to discuss timely science policy issues. … Continued

Last Call for Graduate Student Art!

If you are a graduate student at Berkeley who produces, designs, photographs, or makes art, please submit your artwork for consideration!

Staff Highlight: Michael Parra Q&A

Introducing Michael A. Parra, a fellowships administrator in the Graduate Division. He runs fellowship application workshops, troubleshoots fellowship issues, and ensures all fellowship money is disbursed. I sat down with Michael to hear about his journey to Cal and why … Continued

Call for Researchers: Fire Research Working Group

Tarek Zohdi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of the Fung Institute, launched the Fire Research Working Group to develop and implement more effective engineering solutions for uncontrolled wildfires. The Fire Research Group consists of researchers at UC … Continued

Knit, Design, and Create in the Moffitt Makerspace

  The Moffitt Makerspace is a free, open access, and entry-level space located on the first floor of the Moffitt Library. Anyone with access to Moffitt library is allowed to use the space and equipment during drop-in hours. If you’d … Continued

Craft Beer Co-Creation Event

Calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, creatives, marketers, foodies, graphic designers, organic farmers, craft beer lovers, storytellers and social good influencers. UC Berkeley Events and Conferences and the Calicraft Brewing Company would like to invite all to a new experiential learning and … Continued

Update on Elsevier Journal Access

Elsevier has suspended access. Now what? Members of the UC community no longer have direct access to Elsevier journal articles published in 2019. We continue to have direct access to most articles published before 2019 in most Elsevier journals (covering … Continued

Panel Discussion on the 2nd Amendment — 9/16/19

Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs presents a panel discussion in honor of Constitution Day: The 2nd Amendment: American Society’s Interpretation Across Time The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the … Continued

Digital Publishing Workshop Series

Whether you are looking to create a digital book, a companion website for a book, a scholarly portfolio, or a full-scale digital project, this workshop series is designed to get you up and running with the skills and tools you … Continued

National Voter Registration Day – 9/24/2019

National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday, first observed in 2012, and held on the fourth Tuesday of September. If you have not yet registered to vote, now is a good time to do it! You can be a … Continued

Community Advisory: Government Impersonation Telephone Scam

From UCPD Community Advisory: Please be aware of a common government impersonation telephone scam that has targeted members of the campus community. Reporting these types of scams to authorities may help direct resources to combating the problem, but you should … Continued

GSI opportunity: Sense and Sensibility and Science

Join the teaching team for “Sense and Sensibility and Science,” a popular Big Ideas course in its sixth year. Taught by an interdisciplinary faculty team of Saul Perlmutter (Physics), Alison Gopnik (Psychology), and John Campbell (Philosophy), the course aims to … Continued

Public Seminar: How to Make Stress Your Friend – 9/19/2019

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. As a pioneer in the field of “science-help,” her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that … Continued

Announcing the Fall 2019 Berkeley Graduate Lectures

We are excited to announce the Fall 2019 Berkeley Graduate Lectures! Eight lectureships comprise the Graduate Council and Graduate Division Lectures, each with a distinct endowment history. These unique lectureship programs have brought distinguished visitors to Berkeley since 1904 to … Continued

Open Position: Autism Program Graduate Assistant

In this position the assistant will facilitate weekly community activities that promote social engagement for UC Berkeley students who identify on the autism spectrum. The ideal candidate is a graduate student participating in a relevant field of study with experience … Continued

Consider Making a Cal Dining Meal Plan Your Meal Plan

When life gets busy and something has to give, it doesn’t have to be eating healthy, fresh food. While you’re doing the hard work, let Cal Dining do the cooking (and the planning, shopping, prepping, and cleaning). It’s as easy … Continued

Information on Fall Funding and Tuition/Fee Payment

Have you received a notice about outstanding Fall tuition/fee charges?  Anticipating a Fall stipend or loan?  Here is some basic guidance on disbursement of Fall funding: Unexpected tuition/fee bill? Fellowship tuition/fee awards apply toward charges one business day after you’ve … Continued

Attend the Graduate Diversity Welcome Reception – 8/29/2019

Join us for this opportunity to build community amongst new and returning graduate students Thursday, August 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. at University House. This reception will focus on issues that are especially relevant to underrepresented students at UC Berkeley. Students … Continued

Largest Publisher of UC Journal Articles Halts Access

Elsevier is the largest scholarly publisher in the world, disseminating about 18 percent of journal articles produced by UC faculty. As of July 10, UC’s direct access to new Elsevier articles has been discontinued. Members of the UC community no … Continued

I School Launches Certificate in Applied Data Science

Beginning in Fall 2019, UC Berkeley graduate students may apply to earn a Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science from the UC Berkeley School of Information. The certificate requires three 3-unit courses and is designed to complement a student’s regular degree program. Upon graduation, … Continued

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Carpool Permit Holders Must Now Use Berkeley Moves!

Effective July 1, 2019, all carpool permit holders must utilize Berkeley Moves! by logging all carpool trips into the platform’s online calendar at least twice a week. Details are available on the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation website. About Berkeley … Continued

Essential Information for International Graduate Students

The Berkeley International Office (BIO) would like to remind international graduate students of the following enrollment, employment and degree information: Maintaining Proper F–1/J–1 Visa Status There are a number of different criteria you must be aware of to maintain your … Continued

Fall 2019 Student Health Insurance Plan Information

Plan benefits for the 2019-2020 year The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) offers major medical, mental health, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage. Berkeley SHIP continues to offer comprehensive benefits including: 90% coverage for in-network services  $15 mental health visits (no … Continued

Beware of Student Phone and Email Scam

The Berkeley International Office has learned that some UC Berkeley students have received threatening phone calls from individuals pretending to work at U.S. government agencies such as the Social Security Office or Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Each year, scammers who … Continued

Another Farewell!

After more than 10 years working in Communications and Events for the Graduate Division, I am retiring from UC Berkeley. My career highlights are — by far — working with our incredible graduate students during essay and video contests, and … Continued

Summer Classes are Starting at the Berkeley Art Studio!

The Berkeley Art Studio offers classes in ceramics, photography, drawing, painting, design, and printmaking. Classes are taught by professional artists who will help you gain a better understanding of a particular medium and realize your artistic vision. We welcome students of all skill levels. … Continued

Big Ideas is Hiring!

Innovation Ambassadors, UC System Are you interested in social impact, entrepreneurship & innovation, or public service? The Big Ideas Contest, open to all 10 UC system campuses, is seeking highly-motivated students interested in social impact and entrepreneurship across the UC … Continued