Meet the Berkeley Ombuds

Marcia Gee Riley and Zackary Hull 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 discover new methods for dealing with personal or professional conflicts.

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…

Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship – 10/1/20

The Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship is a highly-competitive postdoctoral position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that is open to all technical disciplines. Fellowships…

Rethinking the Graduate Student ‘Culture of Busyness’

The graduate school experience can be a prime example of hustle culture — a place full of smart, ambitious people each trying to optimize their way through their degree to get to where they’re going next, or in many cases, just make ends meet. There is an unspoken rule that in order to be successful, you have to be putting in the work, and the best way to show that is by putting in long hours.