Current Students - Graduates

Make way for Move-In Day

August 7, 2017
If you’re thinking of driving to work or classes at UC Berkeley on Monday, Aug. 14, getting around and parking is going to be, well… a bear. A big, congested Golden Bear. But you can help make the day better for yourself and others on campus.

Ph.D. student pioneers storytelling strategies for science communication

June 7, 2017

28-year-old ElShafie is one of the few people in the country who focus on adapting storytelling strategies from the film industry to science communication. For the past year and a half, she has been leading workshops for scientists — primarily graduate students — on how to tell stories about their research that resonate with a broader audience.

Graduate Diversity Offices and Coordinators


The graduate diversity coordinators work with all graduate students to assist them with a wide range of issues as they work to complete their graduate degree and reach their academic and career goals. If you need help at any stage of your graduate career, contact the coordinator in your division:

Graduate Diversity Offices & Coordinators:

Arts & HumanitiesAlberto Ledesma

Research at L&S

The Nation’s Premier Research University

Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reason

May 23, 2017
Humans are not the only species to show a strong work ethic and scruples. UC Berkeley psychology researchers have found evidence of conscientiousness in insects, reptiles, birds, fish and other critters.

Kelly Swanson, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics, will be Berkeley's champion in UC Grand Slam

May 4, 2017

May 4th is the Grad Slam, UC’s system-wide contest that challenges graduate students to explain their research in three jargon-free minutes. All of the first place champions from each UC campus face off to compete for the UC-wide trophy and gain the attention of industry, academic, media, and government leaders.

Berkeley is nation's best-value college

April 28, 2017

UC Berkeley is the top best-value college or university in the nation for the second year in a row, according to new rankings from Forbes.

Don’t Miss the Berkeley Grad Slam Championship!

April 4, 2017

See eight graduate student semi-finalists (including 4 from L&S) compete to be the Berkeley Champion!

Statistics Ph.D. student speaks out about being undocumented in the Trump era

January 26, 2017

Arturo Fernandez, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in statistics, discusses his experience as an undocumented student at UC Berkeley. 

Berkeley neuroscientists observe how the brain extracts meaning from noise

December 20, 2016
When you’re suddenly able to understand someone despite their thick accent, or finally make out the lyrics of a song, your brain appears to be re-tuning to recognize speech that was previously incomprehensible. UC Berkeley neuroscientists have now observed this re-tuning in action by recording directly from the surface of a person’s brain as the words of a previously unintelligible sentence suddenly pop out after the subject is told the meaning of the garbled speech.