WriteNow Access – Fall Session Beta program

The Graduate Division will be providing funding for 150 graduate students to participate in the WriteNow Access – Fall Session Beta program offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). This online program will take place from … Continued

Addressing GSI Concerns: Fall 2020 Instruction FAQ

We appreciate that fall GSIs are experiencing a great deal of uncertainty about the rules and parameters surrounding their fall teaching. Your department chair, GSAO, and Faculty Advisor for GSI Affairs are the people best able to answer your instructional … Continued

Keeping International Grad Students Informed

We’re pleased to report that on July 14th, facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration rescinded the July 6 rule that would bar international students who only take online courses from staying in the … Continued

ASE Length of Service Extension

On June 19, 2020, the UC Provost granted a seventh year (two semester) extension to the total length of service performed by Academic Student Employees including Readers and Tutors on annual stipends, and Graduate Student Instructors. The full text of … Continued

Student Technology Equity Program

If you are a Berkeley student without the resources you need to engage in the online environment this Fall semester, apply now for a free loan of hardware from the Student Technology Equity Program (STEP). Hardware, including a free loaner … Continued

2020 Faculty Mentor Awards

The UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award (FMA) honors members of the Berkeley faculty and teaching staff who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and generally supporting graduate students. A committee of delegates composed of graduate students … Continued

Insurance After Graduation: Options and Assistance

Whether you are graduating or leaving the university for a period of time, it is important to think about your health insurance options. If you are on Berkeley’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), your coverage is effective through July 31, … Continued

Cal Performances Invites Audiences on Virtual Journeys

As we all spend our time around fewer people in real life, Cal Performances invites audiences on virtual journeys via Now, More Than Ever, a series of performing arts videos for a time of physical distancing. Curated by Cal Performances … Continued

Gardner Seminar for Research on Higher Education — 6/21/20

The Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley is inviting doctoral students from UC campuses conducting research on higher education to apply for the yearlong David P. Gardner Seminar. In the 2020-2021 academic year, the seminar participants will … Continued

New Journal Collaboration: Rapid Reviews COVID-19

UC Berkeley is currently recruiting students to support Rapid Reviews COVID-19 (RR:C19), a newly funded initiative of the MIT Press and Berkeley that will develop and launch an open access, rapid-review overlay journal for the accelerated curation and peer review … Continued

Graduate Student Instructors Honored for Exemplary Teaching

This year, 374 Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) were recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award, and were recognized for their exemplary teaching by the Graduate Division’s GSI Teaching & Resource Center. Due to the cancellation of the annual … Continued

Policies/Procedures for Summer and Fall Course Reserves

Here’s how to access course reserves in summer and fall: Send your course reserve requests as soon as possible to ereserves@lists.berkeley.edu. E-reserves only: We are not accepting print materials or DVDs for course reserves for either Summer or Fall 2020. … Continued

Temporary Access to Millions of Digitized Library Volumes

Need a book from the UC Berkeley Library? The library is able to provide temporary access to digitized versions of millions of volumes held by UC libraries through the Hathi Trust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). Things to know: Start … Continued

Check Out Issue 38 of Berkeley Science Review

Issue 38 of the Berkeley Science Review (BSR) is here!  The BSR is a science magazine run by graduate students that covers the groundbreaking research happening at Berkeley in a way that is accessible to everyone.  Some highlights from this … Continued

Zoom Trainings and Tools for Remote Instruction

To support instructors preparing for summer’s remote instruction, Digital Learning Services (DLS) in collaboration with Center for Teaching and Learning, have developed the following resources also available on this summer sessions webpage. Remote Instruction Guide Developed specifically for summer sessions … Continued

Free Digital Access to Nature Research Journal and Online Courses

UC Berkeley’s Visiting Researcher Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) program is proud to offer our affiliates and UC Berkeley graduate students access to a Nature Masterclasses subscription, which will allow you access to an online course in scientific writing and publishing, … Continued

CARES Act and Emergency Funding for Graduate Students

Dear Graduate Student Community, This message is to inform you about financial resources available from the CARES Act and campus relief funds to assist eligible students with additional expenses experienced during this period of social distancing and online learning. The … Continued

Recognizing Exceptional Graduate Student Mentors

The Graduate Division and Graduate Assembly are thrilled to announce the 2020 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 an indelible impact on … Continued

Cal Esports Virtual Open House — 4/18/20

Hang with the Cal Esports community and participate in open play, tournaments, virtual board games Cal Esports is hosting a lightly structured open house for current and prospective students, as well as staff, faculty, alumni and guests on Saturday, April … Continued

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Updates

Given the unique situation that continues to evolve around COVID-19, the following changes are now in place until further notice to help make using your insurance and getting care easier wherever you may be: No referrals from University Health Services … Continued

Introducing Our Graduate Writing Consultants

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

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

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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