Staff Profile: Marshall Glaze Q&A

Marshall Glaze recently started in the Graduate Division as the Content and Social Media Manager. Learn about his path to Berkeley and what he’s looking forward to in his first six months.

Boren Fellowships — 1/30/2019

The Boren Fellowships are designed to give graduate students maximum flexibility to pursue their academic goals alongside their study of the target language. Boren Fellows may concentrate only on language study during their time abroad — such an application will be … Continued

I-House Story: The World Is My Family

In my time at International House, I have learned more about perspective, policy, geopolitics, culture, economics, climate change, engineering, and language than in any other span of time.

Staff Highlight: Sarah Acosta Q&A

Read about about Sarah’s dedication to fostering an open and supportive community for all graduate students, her journey to Cal, and why she can’t leave this time.

Meet the Berkeley Ombuds

I sat down with Marcia Gee Riley and Zackary Hull to discuss the purpose of the Ombuds Office, the highs and lows of their roles, and how graduate students can utilize the office to discuss concerns, learn about resources, or … Continued

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Berkeley Journalism’s Annual Excellence Awards Announced

Each year, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism convenes representatives of the local journalism community to decide whom they want to single out for outstanding work that exemplifies what the school most values.

Rethinking the Graduate Student ‘Culture of Busyness’

When you ask a fellow graduate student how they’ve been, how often do you get one of these responses: “It’s been crazy busy!” “I pulled three all-nighters this week.” “I was in lab until 4 a.m.” The graduate school experience … Continued

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Arrival Guide for New International Graduate Students

As the fall semester approaches, many international students are preparing for their journey ahead. We have compiled a resource list in conjunction with the Berkeley International Office to help smooth the transition.

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Tips for Finding Housing in Berkeley

One of the first challenges facing new Cal students is finding a place to call home, whether on- or off-campus. Cal Housing has some tips and suggestions that can help with your search.

Traveling Abroad this Summer?

Consult this guide for tips on safety, health, and well-being if you’ll be traveling outside the U.S.

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Self-Cultivation for Global Development

Ramsay Boly, a first year student in the Master of Development Practice Program, follows his passion, leading him to a life-changing experience in Taiwan.

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Holiday Fun!

Wherever you plan to celebrate your holidays, remember to schedule some time with family and friends to enjoy the season, locally.

Tracing My Family History

Master of Social Welfare Student Iris Lin travels around the world to connect with her family members.

Racial Equity Investing

In search of solutions at the intersection of finance and social change.

By My Father’s Side

Doctoral candidate, Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez is inspired by her father to write a history of Philippine botany during the Spanish-to-U.S. colonial transition at the turn of the century.

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Get to Know the Career Center

Berkeley graduate students receive career planning guidance and employment-related assistance from the Career Center.

Trail to Tonk

Fifth year PhD researcher travels to India to study rare Persian manuscripts

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Something in the Water

How tramping across rice paddies in Thailand can help unravel tropical diseases and improve public health.

Marilyn Strathern

Another Fine Crop of Spring Lectures

Since 1904, hundreds of lecturers have visited Berkeley to share their research and thoughts. Here is a brief description of what we’ll be featuring this spring.

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Celebrating ARCS Scholars

Thirteen doctoral students who are honored ARCS recipients were feted at the Ritz Carlton by the Foundation.

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Hello, Hei, Annyeong

The “good efforts” of a Korean linguist-in-training lead to warm rewards in Finland.

A ‘New American’ Fellow

Visionary philanthropists support graduate studies for immigrants and children of immigrants.

A Summer in the “Swamp”

Kim Fong, graduate student in the School of Information, shares her cross-country road trip from Berkeley to a technology policy summer internship in Washington, DC.

One Block, Two Worlds

Kevin Weaver, studying at Berkeley Law, explores social justice issues in education and on the Berkeley streets.

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SLATE-ed for Improvement!

The Graduate Division is always working to improve the graduate student experience — including prospective students!

A Medieval Summer in Toronto

Bernardo S. Hinojosa, a PhD student in Literature, spent his summer at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies (PIMS) in Toronto, working towards a diploma in Manuscript Studies, and conducting research.

Celebrating Berkeley’s Distinguished Fellows

On March 22, nearly 200 graduate students, donors, faculty and staff celebrated the distinguished fellows who hold prestigious multi-year fellowships as well as the generous supporters who help sustain the excellence of graduate education at Berkeley. Throughout the evening, Alumni House … Continued

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Don’t Miss the Berkeley Grad Slam Championship!

Come cheer on graduate students as they present their three-minute research talks on April 5, 2017, 3 – 5:30 pm, 309 Sproul Hall. The winner will represent Berkeley in the UC campus-wide Grad Slam.

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Critical Support for the Student-Parent Juggling Act

Since inception of the Back-Up Child Care program in 2003, approximately 660 students have registered; doctoral and master’s students outnumber undergraduate students by more than two to one.

Getting the Mentoring You Need

The success of mentoring relationships depends not only on faculty but also on you as the mentee. Check out a dozen specific steps you can take to get the mentoring you need.