Current Students - Graduates

'Deep Look' into Leeches

April 13, 2018
The leech is making a comeback -- in science and medicine.

Beyond Diversity: Building A Culture of Inclusion in STEM Education

March 16, 2018
A special lecture and panel discussion followed by a reception. Keynote speaker is Professor Tracy Johnson from UCLA. Event also features UCLA Professor Paul Barber, and UC Berkeley Professor Tyrone B. Hayes.

Kamala Harris to give UC Berkeley's 2018 commencement address

March 13, 2018
California Senator Kamala D. Harris, only the second African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate and a leading progressive voice, will deliver the commencement address to UC Berkeley’s 2018 graduating class.

Podcast: African American mentor finds strength in numbers

February 12, 2018
February is Black History Month. To honor the month, every Monday we’ll hear from a different African American leader on campus. Today, we’re talking with graduate student Kenly Brown, who sees mentorship as an essential part of what it means to be a leader.

Increased UV from Ozone Depletion Sterilizes Trees

February 7, 2018

Integrative Biology graduate student Jeffrey Benca has found that pine trees become temporarily sterile when exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Read more...

Two graduate students honored for work to defeat tax plan

January 17, 2018

Third-year L&S Physics graduate student Vetri Velan and nuclear engineering graduate student Kathy Shields were honored by Representative Barbara Lee for their national effort to defeat the recent tax proposal that would have forced graduate students to pay taxes on the value of their education

What makes us click? Ask an online dating expert

January 2, 2018
Skyler Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at UC Berkeley, has been tracking cultural trends in online dating. He refers to the practice as “relationshopping.”

Chancellor Christ sworn in as 600 graduate during winter ceremony

December 17, 2017

When Carol Christ’s staff asked her how she wanted to be sworn in as UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor, she immediately knew the answer: with 600 new graduates and their families.

Christ, who is the first woman to lead the university in its 149-year history, was formally inaugurated on Sunday, just minutes before presenting Ph.D., master’s and bachelor’s degrees to the winter graduating class.

Got stress? Berkeley sends in the llamas

December 4, 2017

As part of the De-Stress Week before finals, which start next week, UC Berkeley’s student government spent $400 to bring four llamas to Memorial Glade for three hours Monday afternoon. The glade is right next to the 24-hour library during so-called dead week, when a crushing load of term papers and unread lecture notes can cause blood pressure to skyrocket.

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A successful model for developing a more inclusive STEM PhD workforce

November 29, 2017

 

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A Talk by Mike Summers, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator