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

DataEDGE Conference — 4/23/2019

Are you and your organization taking advantage of the opportunities created by today’s flood of new data? Do you know about the latest tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data? Have you considered the … Continued

“Spring into Fitness” with UC Berkeley

Who’s ready to spring into fitness this year!? UC Berkeley is challenging the campus to a remix workout – the UC Berkeley — Under Armour fitness challenge – from January 25 to February 23, 2019. Complete each challenge tier and you … Continued

Graduate Student Inclusivity Certificate Program — 2/1/2019

Graduate students in all departments are invited to apply for the Multicultural Education Program (MEP) and Restorative Justice (RJ) Graduate Student Inclusivity Certificate Program. Graduate students with successful applications will be invited to participate in a 20-hour training over the course … Continued

New Graduate Certificate in Food Systems

The Berkeley Food Institute, the School of Public Health, and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley have launched a new Graduate Certificate in Food Systems. The certificate responds to an escalating need to empower new leaders with … Continued

Call for Nominations: Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service

The Office of the Chancellor has announced the call for nominations for the annual Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, recognizing students, staff, and faculty for their individual and collective efforts to benefit others locally and globally. Nominations are due by … Continued

Berkeley Labor Studies Spring Courses

Introduction to Labor Studies: Race, Class, Gender and Economic Justice Public Policy 190-005: Special topics Course number: 18009 Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 to 2 pm 155 Kroeber Hall This course provides a broad, interdisciplinary overview of the U.S. labor movement … Continued

UC Berkeley Bose Challenge — 10/16/2018

Berkeley Fung Institute’s 2018 Bose Design Challenge focuses on sound-based augmented reality and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. Join industry mentors from Bose in this 12-day challenge to design augmented reality experiences that improve … Continued

Womxn’s Community Concert — 9/20/2018

Save the Date! Concert and Community Dinner Thursday, September 20, 2018 Multicultural Community Center (MCC) 220 Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Come join Wonder Womxn Weekly as we celebrate the start to the school year with good vibes from our … Continued

National Voter Registration Day — 9/25/2018

In 2018, our generation will be the largest and most diverse group of potential voters in the country, with our own values and ideas. We can choose to let other people make decisions that impact … Continued

Sign up for CalNet 2-Step Verification — 9/24/2018

Protect your CalNet with 2-Step verification!  2-Step verification helps ensure that you’re the only one who can access your account, even if bad guys steal your password. All you need is your phone to enroll. Need instructions? No phone? Get … Continued

The City and its People, Fall 2018 Colloquium

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative announced its The City and its People, Fall 2018 Colloquium on global and US cities, people, public art, urban history, urban literature and more. Students are welcome to attend whether you are looking to register in … Continued

Graduate Housing Available — Apply Now!

Cal Housing announces available graduate student housing: Shattuck Studios is a small, newly constructed building on Shattuck Avenue at Derby Street opening very soon. It has studio units and is single occupancy. Panoramic San Francisco is a building on Mission Street in … Continued

Arts Research Center 2018–2019 Program

The Arts Research Center’s 2018–2019 program will have a special focus on the critical potential of arts from the Global South. The events organized around this question are the result of collaboration between the Arts Research Center’s Interim Director Natalia Brizuela, Anneka … Continued

Salsa Dancing for Graduate Students!

Interested in dancing Salsa or Bachata? Looking to connect with fellow graduate students? Check out our Facebook page, Salsa at Cal-Graduate Division, a new group for Cal Graduate students and alumni interested in learning Latin social dances. All levels are … Continued

Receive Funds Faster: Sign Up for EFT Now!

What’s the fastest way to receive your stipend or financial aid refund? By direct deposit to your bank account! If you are expecting a stipend or financial aid refund and have not signed up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to receive … Continued

Littlest Bear 5K Run/Walk — 7/26/2018

This summer, Berkeley I School is taking exercise virtual with the “Littlest Bear” Virtual 5K Run/Walk for the I School community. Anyone can participate and when you register for the 5K you will … Continued

Cal Dining Meal Plans Make Eating on Campus Easy

Fall 2018 brings new meal plan options for graduate students.  Meal plans will look different this fall, thanks to Cal Dining efforts to give the campus community more flexible options for eating on campus. Graduate students living off campus, in … Continued

Write for the Berkeley Science Review

Would you like to work on your science writing skills without making a big commitment? We are looking for a few writers for a faculty profile, from the field, and labscopes. Faculty profiles are 1,000 word Q&A’s with UC Berkeley … Continued

Self Defense for Self Determination — 6/25/2018

Monday, June 25, 2018 4 –  6 p.m. Multicultural Community Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union 2495 Bancroft Way, Suite #220 UC Berkeley Please sign-up to hold a spot. Space is limited! Self Defense for Self Determination: Intro to self … Continued

Don’t Miss the Redwood Grove Summer Concert Series

The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley announced its annual Redwood Grove Summer Concert Series. This year, as part of the Stand for the Redwoods celebration of 100 years of redwood forest protection, the Save the Redwoods League is partnering in the presentation of the summer concert … Continued

UHS Wellness News: Two Important Reminders

The Deadline to Waive Berkeley SHIP is Sunday, July 15, 2018 As a non-academic condition of enrollment, you must have medical insurance that meets the University’s criteria. You are enrolled in SHIP automatically to meet this requirement. If you would … Continued

International Students: End of Semester Reminders!

Students Completing Degrees in Spring 2018 If you are completing your degree in Spring 2018 please check in with BIO if you are unsure of your post-completion plans and options. Students Completing Degrees in Summer If you are a student with plans … Continued

Cal Esports and SF Shock Watch Party — 4/18/2018

Come to the first-ever on-campus watch party sponsored by Cal Esports and SF Shock, Northern California’s professional Esports Overwatch League team. Support SF Shock as they take on the Dallas Fuel, April 18, 5 – 9 pm, in Unit One Residence Hall located at 2650 Durant … Continued

18th Annual Lavender Graduation — 5/4/2018

Friday, May 4, 2018 Reception: 6:15-6:30 PM Ceremony: 6:30-8:30 PM Alumni House (1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720) Keynote Speaker: UC Regent John A. Pérez About Lavender Graduation The Gender Equity Resource Center and our partners are excited to invite … Continued

Berkeley MEng Capstone Showcase — 5/2 and 5/4/2018

Leaders in the Bay Area — including recruiters, engineering/business professionals, UC Berkeley staff and faculty, entrepreneurs, and current/prospective industry project advisers — with a passion for innovation and creativity will gather to uncover the future of business and culture together. … Continued

4th Annual Bay Area Book Festival — 4/28 – 4/29/2018

Saturday – Sunday, April 28 – 29, 2018 10 am to 6 pm Downtown Berkeley, CA Berkeley Arts + Design is a proud sponsor of this year’s 4th Annual Bay Area Book Festival, sponsoring panels that include internationally celebrated authors and public … Continued

Internships with GenEq and AASD — 4/15/2018 and 4/17/2018

The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) is currently recruiting interns to join our team. Applications for summer and fall 2018 positions are due by Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 11:59 pm. Only graduate and undergraduate students registered for fall … Continued

Women’s Leadership Intensive — 5/14 – 5/18/2018

The fourth annual Women’s Leadership Intensive (WLI) is a leadership program for women identified [*] students. This year WLI is centered on challenging common perceptions of what it means to be a leader in order to be more inclusive of … Continued

18th Annual Education Research Day — 3/15–3/16/2018

Education Research Day is an annual conference hosted by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education that offers an opportunity for students to share work with their peers, faculty, and community members and engage in fruitful discussion about a range of issues … Continued

Graduate Student Tax Workshop — 3/27/2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Senate Chamber, 510 Eshleman Hall In this workshop, presented by tax analysts from the UC Office of the President, graduate students will learn the basics of reporting scholarships, fellowships, and other … Continued

March is National Women’s History Month

National Women’s History Month is celebrated in March each year to honor the myriad contributions of women in history, culture and society. This annual celebration has local roots in Sonoma, where a school event in the late 1970’s spurred groups … Continued

Empowering Womxn of Color Conference — 3/17/2018

The 33rd Annual Empowering Womxn of Color Conference, “Free Space, Our Space: Actualizing Freedom, Asserting Presence, Cultivating Power” is a declaration of the power and agency womxn of color possess in society. In the places we occupy — work, school, … Continued

Sara Ahmed Lecture on “Queer Use” — 2/16/2018

February 16 at 4 pm | 112 Wurster Hall Renowned scholar Sara Ahmed’s lecture explores the queerness of use as well as uses of queer. It begins with a reflection on the gap between the intended function of an object … Continued

DIY Couture Fashion Lab — 2/23/2018

DIY Couture Fashion Lab with Angie Wilson Friday, February 23, from 12 – 6 pm Dwinelle Annex, Room 126, UC Berkeley No sewing skills needed! Used garments will be redesigned and reconstructed into fashion masterpieces: shirts, pants, jackets, dresses, bags, … Continued

Amateurism Across the Arts Conference — 3/9/2018

Friday, March 9, 2018 9:30 am – 6:15 pm Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Amateurism Across the Arts is an exploration of vernacular, popular, fannish, kitsch, informal, self-taught, user-generated, and DIY production in music, architecture, literature, the visual arts, dance, and new media — especially in relation to raced, classed, … Continued

Mark Morris’ “The Hard Nut” Returns to Zellerbach Hall!

What holiday season would be complete without go-go boots, dancing G.I. Joes, gender-bending snowflakes, and a spirited, slightly out-of-control family Christmas party? Mark Morris’ The Hard Nut, “as gleefully irreverent as it is visually poetic and musically sensitive” (Dance Magazine), returns … Continued

GenEq Events for Graduate Students

Let’s Talk: A Wonder Women Weekly Graduate Event UC Berkeley graduate student women are invited to dinner and a conversation focused on issues surrounding sexual assault and harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, the recent withdrawal of the “Dear Colleague Letter,” … Continued

UC Berkeley/University Partnership Campus Benefits Program

The University Partnership Program (UPP) Campus Benefits Program allows UC Berkeley students to receive access to special perks and preferred pricing on services and merchandise for organizational and personal use through our campus-wide partners — Under Armour, Bank of the … Continued