Anthropology Student, Sarah Bakker wins Newcombe

  • Sarah Bakker's dissertation research, conducted among Syriac Orthodox Christian refugees and their families living in the Netherlands, focuses on music, morality, and the construction of religious and racial difference in Middle Eastern Christian identity amidst the Dutch multiculturalism debates. Her research interests were sparked as an undergraduate studying Classical Studies at King's College, London, where she conducted historical research on the cultural transformations of Christianity in late antiquity. For more of Sarah's research, click here.

  • 2011-12 Outstanding TA Award Winners

  • Congratulations to the graduate students who have been selected as recipients of the 2011-12 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. 

    Their selection attests to the high regard the faculty and students have for their work as a Teaching Assistant. It also carries an award of $200.00 at the Bay Tree Bookstore, a token of recognition for their outstanding performance as Teaching Assistants across campus.

    Yashar Abdollahian (Chemistry)
    Vikram Baliga (EEB) 
    Peter Brewitt (ENVS)
    Christoph Durt (Philosophy) 
    Patrick Ellis (EE)
    Ben Fribley (Politics)
    Adam Hefty (HISC)
    Anneke Jansen (Anthropology) 
    Kerri Johnson (EPS) 
    Yvonne Kwan (Sociology)
    Lauren Lui (BME)
    Saul Maldonado (Education)
    Julissa Martinez (SAM)
    Peter Mawhorter (CMPS)
    Marc Mendonca (CE)
    Mark Norris (Linguistics)
    Larry Pack (Physics)
    Nirshan Perera (Literature)
    Benjamin Pietrenta (Hisory)
    Rany Polany (TIM)
    Sobia Saleem (HAVC)
    William Sause (METX)
    Corey Shanbrom (Math)
    Lauren Shapiro (Psychology)
    Joanna Sokolowski (FIDM)
    Ren Wang (Economics)

  • Graduate Division Commencement

  • Join us on Friday, June 15th at 4:30 PM for our Graduate Commencement ceremony where we will confer the degrees of our 2011-12 Masters and Doctoral students. For more details and information, please click here.

  • Graduate Division Announces Dissertation Year Fellows

  • The Graduate Division has just announced the recipients of the 2012-13 Dissertation Year Fellowships. This year 23 students received this prestigious award, up from the 17 DY Fellowships awarded last year. Congratulations to this year's recipients. For a full list of fellows, please click here.The Graduate Division has just announced the recipients of the 2012-13 Dissertation Year Fellowships. This year 23 students received this prestigious award, up from the 17 DY Fellowships awarded last year. Congratulations to this year's recipients. For a full list of fellows, please click here.

  • Graduate students take their research to the Capitol

  • They delivered a message to legislators: graduate student research is central not only to the future of UC, but to that of the state and the nation as well.

    "Using motion sensor-equipped tracking devices, Yiwei Wang, a graduate student in environmental science at UC Santa Cruz, monitors how the behavior of mountian lions is disrupted with they are near to human activity, capturing data that can help design more effective habitat protection"

    For the full article, click here!


  • Writing 2, Rhetoric & Inquiry, is a required first-year writing course at UCSC. It is designed to help students become confident and capable writers in whatever major or career they choose. We offer sections on a variety of subjects toengage a variety of interests. Writing 2 Teaching Fellows develop their own syllabi.

    For more information, click here!

  • Oakes Writing Center’s Graduate Writing Tutor

  • Oakes College is piloting a new tutoring model on campus this quarter, using graduate students instead of undergraduate peer tutors.

    POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Oakes Writing Center Coordinator, and ultimately the Oakes College Provost, Graduate Writing Tutors guide individual Oakes students as they work to improve their writing skills. During Fall and Winter Quarters, Oakes Tutors prioritize service to students enrolled in Oakes Core Courses, and are expected to demonstrate nuanced understanding of the needs of the college’s first-­-year writing students. Graduate Writing Tutors work with the Coordinator to establish a schedule of regular times for appointments and drop-­-in sessions, to use sound professional judgment in managing session access, to keep careful usage and encounter data, and to give regular feedback on how access systems are working. Tutors will not work more than 9 hours per week, or a total of 9.5 hours per week average, including bimonthly one-­-hour Tutor Meetings and initial training.

    More information and application criteria.

  • Hertz Foundation: The Graduate Fellowship Award

  • Call for Applications

    The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools.

    Successful applicants have the choice of two Fellowship options:

    Option 1 - Five Year Hertz 
    $31,000/ 9-month personal stipend*
    Full tuition equivalent 
    Renewable for up to 5 years 
    Option 2 - Five-Year Coordinated Hertz Period
    Two Years $36,000/ 9-month personal stipend*
    Full tuition equivalent 
    Other Fellowship Period - Up to Three Years 
    $5,000/ year supplemental stipend* from Hertz
    Requires Awardee to accept a 3-year Fellowship from another source [More]

  • University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • Call for Applications

    THE PROGRAM The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

    AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS Fellowships are awarded for research conducted under faculty sponsorship on any one of the University of California's ten campuses. The University awards 15-20 postdoctoral fellowships every year. The annual award provides a salary of $40-45,000, depending on the field and level of experience. The award also includes health insurance, vision and dental benefits, 4 weeks of paid “time off” and up to $4,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a 12-month period, renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events.

    ELIGIBILITY Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must hold or receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship.

    APPLICATION Online application is available on the web at:

    Further Information:
    Kimberly Adkinson, Program Manager 
    President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 
    University of California, Berkeley 
    102 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1508 
    (510) 643-8235

  • Research Commercialization Introductory Course

  • Starts Tuesday, September 20, 2011 

    The Research Commercialization Introductory Course is a free online course designed to help science and engineering researchers better understand how research commercialization works. This course is recommended for all science, engineering and medical researchers in public or private research institutions (e.g., grad students, post-docs, and faculty). This is an indispensable course for S&E grad students looking for jobs in the next 6-18 months. Click here to register.

    Click here for more information and to view the lecture schedule.