Public Notice: Rules Committee Meeting

This announcement serves as public notice that the next Rules Committee meeting is Wednesday, November 23, in 444 Eshleman, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. Supporting materials can be found at:

Join the GA’s Advocacy Workgroups

At its November meeting, the Graduate Assembly voted to make Basic Needs Security, Campus Diversity, and a Graduate Initiative focused on a better graduate experience the focus of its advocacy for the year. Please join us in crafting solutions to these problems, in both the short and long terms. If you are interested in contributing… read more

NEW! Online form for Summer Contingency funding!

Interested in receiving graduate student organization funding for events held on or before October 2, 2015?  Fill out a Summer Contingency application here. The summer contingency funding is from May 2, 2015-October 2, 2015. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.  

The GA advocates for grad student representation on faculty hiring committees

At our April meeting, the GA Delegates passed a resolution urging the university to include graduate student representatives on all faculty hiring committees. Specifically, the resolution calls for: Full and permanent participation of graduate students in faculty hiring processes in all aspects involved in this process and with the equal rights to interview and provide… read more

GA Releases Graduate Student Happiness & Well-Being Report

Graduate Student Happiness & Well-Being Report Download the Report With this report, the Graduate Assembly calls upon the University community to make happiness and well-being a top priority for graduate education at Berkeley. Far from diverting attention from academic and research priorities, well-being is a critical enabling condition for academic success. The science is clear: balanced,… read more

Exec Board appoints interim Funding Officer

Following the resignation of our Funding Officer, Daisy Kim, the Executive Board has appointed Sara Wichner as interim Funding Officer.  Per the bylaws, an election will be held at the May Delegates meeting to determine who will serve as Funding Officer for the remainder of the term (until July 1).  In March, Sara was elected… read more

Congrats to our Grad Slam semi-finalists!

On March 31, we held our Grad Slam event.  Fourteen grad students presented 3-minute, oral summaries of their research to a panel of GA judges.  Three winners were selected to advance to the next round: Alexis Shusterman – Chemistry – CO2 Monitoring in HD Nicholas Errico – Mechanical Engineering – Design of a Passive Mechanism for Independent… read more

Congratulations to our Faculty Mentor Award Winners

The winners of this year’s Faculty Mentor Awards: Abigail De Kosnik, Assistant Professor, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies and the Berkeley Center for New Media Andrea DuBrow, Field Education Consultant/Lecturer, School of Social Welfare Todd Hickey, Associate Professor of Classics, Director of The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri Join us as we honor… read more

Announcing the first-ever UC Grad Slam Competition!

The Graduate Assembly and Graduate Division are pleased to announce Berkeley’s participation in a high-profile UC competition — an exciting opportunity with a system-wide event to be held in Oakland on Monday, May 4. Graduate students in every school and college are invited to enter a campus-wide competition for stand-up delivery of three-minute presentations on… read more

Introducing our 2015-16 GA Officers!

President: Jenna Kingkade, Law Internal Vice President (IVP): Aaron Smyth, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Campus Affairs Vice President (CAVP): Lyndsey Ogle, Performance Studies External Affairs Vice President (EAVP): Iman Sylvain, Plant and Microbial Biology Vice President of Finance (VPF): Arturo Fernandez, Statistics Rules Officer: Jonathan Morris, Applied Science & Technology Funding Officer: Sara Wichner, Chemistry Environmental… read more