Current Students - Graduates

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

Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science

November 16, 2017
Two UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellows, physicists Aaron Meisner and Liang Wu, were recognized in the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science list.

Students in 'la diaspora' take Puerto Rico relief efforts into own hands

November 7, 2017
On Saturday, L&S undergraduate Pablo Paredes will pack five suitcases full of 340 pounds of supplies — everything from solar kits and water filters to mosquito netting and cortisone cream — and check them on a flight to Puerto Rico. Once he arrives, he’ll load the suitcases into his uncle’s beat-up car and drive them into the mountains along winding roads to Casa Pueblo, a community-based relief organization in Adjuntas dedicated to supporting victims of Hurricane Maria.

UC Berkeley rated world's top public and fourth-best overall by U.S. News

October 24, 2017
UC Berkeley retains its standing as the world’s No. 1 public and fourth-best university overall in U.S. News & World Report’s latest global rankings.

L&S celebrates its new home at Homecoming

October 16, 2017
During this year’s homecoming weekend, L&S will mark the creation of its new home in the heart of campus.