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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cal Housing is Available for Graduate Students

Currently, there is limited availability in all single student graduate apartment locations, but not every apartment type is available. For more information, students can visit the main Cal Housing web page at https://housing.berkeley.edu/overview and click on the appropriate links for descriptive … Continued

CalPerformances At Home Holiday Events

Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol  (Cal Performances Co-Commission) LIVESTREAMED EVENT Thursday, December 17, 5pm (PST) Friday, December 18, 7pm (PST) Saturday, December 19, 1pm (PST) Program:  Manual Cinema broadcasts holiday spirit with this livestreamed adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless A Christmas Carol. Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol is … Continued

Enrollment in MBA electives for non-MBA Graduate Students

If you are interested in requesting enrollment in an MBA elective course, please read the information below carefully. If you have any questions or issues with the platform, please email the FTMBA Academics Team at ftacademics@haas.berkeley.edu. Who is eligible?  You … Continued

Fung Fellowship – Spring 2021

The Fung Fellowship is hiring advanced graduate students to join our team as Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) starting Spring 2021 for 25% positions for two upper level undergraduate student courses: (1) Health + Tech and (2) Conservation +Tech Health+Tech: Fellows … Continued

Library News, November 2020

Below are various library updates that pertain to graduate students. The Library now provides a contactless pickup service at Moffitt Library for all borrowers who have current Cal 1 or UC Berkeley Library cards. Fourteen libraries are participating in Oski … Continued

Focus Groups for Proposed Graduate Housing Project

UC Berkeley Capital Strategies, in partnership with American Campus Communities, is seeking program input on a potential graduate housing project in the greater Berkeley area. Current graduate students living in the Berkeley area are invited to sign-up to participate in … Continued

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Write for the Berkeley Science Review

Are you interested in learning more about the science writing process and improving your science communication skills? The Berkeley Science Review is a science publication created by UC Berkeley graduate students for a general audience. We publish a semesterly magazine and an … Continued

Falltopia Mega Movie Night

The Berkeley Student Union & Cal Esports are hosting the FallFest Movie Night presented by Xfinity on Saturday, October 24th at 6 p.m. We’ll be watching Addams Family Values which will be followed by a short quiz that includes the following prizes: iPads, AirPods, … Continued

Cal ESports FIFA20 & NBA2K21 Tournament

Cal Esports & Cal IMs are hosting a FIFA 20 tournament on Saturday, October 3rd for both XBOX1 & PS4. Registration is free and prizes include: 1st place – Cal IMs championship T-shirt & $100 Amazon Gift Card 2nd Place – $50 … 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Check Out Issue 36 of the Berkeley Science Review!

The Berkeley Science Review is a graduate student-run magazine that aims to highlight the groundbreaking research occurring at UC Berkeley in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, from biology to physics to computer science. Founded in 2001 by a dedicated … Continued

Cal Performances: Upcoming Events

Los Angeles Master Chorale May 17, 8 pm Zellerbach Hall Director Peter Sellars returns to Cal Performances with the Bay Area Premiere of an a cappella work by one of the Renaissance’s most revered composers. Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di … Continued

2019 MFA Graduates Present New Work at BAMPFA

MFA Exhibition Showcases Emerging Artistic Talents On view May 17 – June 16, 2019 The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) highlights the work of five exceptional graduate students from UC Berkeley’s Department of Art … Continued

Cool Campus Challenge — 4/1 – 4/26/2019

Berkeley students, staff, and faculty are taking action at home and around the globe to reduce our own carbon footprint and find real and lasting solutions to climate disruption. Our collective actions — saving energy, walking and riding bikes, choosing … Continued

Infocamp 2019 — 3/16/2019

InfoCamp, in its 10th year, is a premier student-run event for the information community. Held on the UC Berkeley campus at the School of Information. InfoCamp is a day-long event that aims to educate, inform, and inspire new ways of … Continued

The Earth Action Initiative Conference — 3/23/2019

The Earth Action Initiative conference is a community driven and collaborative approach to addressing the multidimensional, intersectional, and complex nature of climate change. The conference is March 23rd in Pauley Ballroom at UC Berkeley to include workshops, art, food, drink, and direct action toward tackling climate change! Check … Continued

Berkeley Center for New Media: Video Games Have Always Been Queer

Bonnie Ruberg, University of California Irvine March 18 | 12:30 PM — 2:00 PM | BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley While popular discussions about queerness in video games often focus on big-name, mainstream games that feature LGBTQ characters, like Mass Effect … Continued

Cal 1 Card Office Moving to Sproul Hall

The Cal 1 Card office is moving up and forward, from 180 Cesar Chavez Center to 212 Sproul Hall. The move will take place during spring break, and the Cal 1 Card office will be closed during that time, March … Continued