Jim Fahey Safe Homes for Women Fellowship — 4/1/2019

The Jim Fahey Safe Homes Fund for Women endowment was established in 2007 to provide scholarships for graduate students at UC Berkeley with demonstrated financial need and a strong aptitude in relevant subjects as well as a deep commitment to combating … Continued

L’Oréal USA For Women In Science Fellowship — 2/1/2019

This postdoctoral fellowship recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in the STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations. The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women … 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

AAUW’s International Fellowship Program — 11/15/2018

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent … 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

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

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

RISE: Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership

Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership, is an event for all women to unapologetically celebrate and honor the work and contributions given by women to our communities. RISE is about highlighting the endeavors and efforts of our women leaders, especially … Continued

Soroptimist Founder Region Fellowship Grant — 1/15/2017

The mission of Soroptimist is to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the world. This fellowship may be awarded to selected women who have advanced to candidacy and are entering the last year of their doctoral programs. Applicants must … Continued

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards Program — 11/15/2015

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $30 million since 1972 to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, … Continued

Empowering Women of Color for 26 years

Clearly not a flash in the pan, the Empowering Women of Color Conference will hold its 26th iteration on Saturday, February 19, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. Keynote speakers are Angela Davis, Ericka Huggins, and Dylcia Pagán. Includes workshops, panels, plus vendors, food, performances, and music a-plenty. Admission: free to UC Berkeley students with IDs.

Out of the lab to the top of the world; Berkeley biophysicist relishes first ascents

One September evening in 1970, working alone in my chemistry lab in Latimer Hall, I was preparing nucleic acid for my final experiments for my Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry. The lab was quiet except for the repetitive tick of the spinning centrifuge. After finishing the purification, to my horror, I knocked the vial onto the floor, where it shattered, the precious liquid lost.