Category Archives: Recent Announcements

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

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

Apply to be a Student Advocate to the Regents (StAR)

Applications to be a StAR for the March Regents Meeting 18-19, 2015  will close next Thursday!  Please help us spread the word. Student Advocates to the Regents (StARs) are students chosen by UCSA to attend Board of Regents meetings and speak on behalf of student priorities. They are provided direct access to the Regents without… read more

Officer elections are here!

The GA will be holding elections at our March Delegates meeting (March 5, 2015; 5:30pm; Anna Head).  Officer positions are open to all graduate students and provide a monthly stipend.  Contact John Ready ( for more info.