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Berkeley is pleased to announce that students can update their CalCentral account to provide the following:
- A lived name (which is a self-chosen personal and/or preferred professional first, middle, and last name used instead of a legal name);
- Select which name (lived or legal) they want each of their delegates to see; and
- Indicate their gender identity, sexual orientation, and pronouns.
It is important to note that unless there is an identified lived name, the name field will default to the legal name.Once you make these updates in CalCentral, this information will be synced across multiple University systems and you will see this reflected in your directory listing, bCourses, Google Workspace (bConnected, bCal, bMail, bDrive), Kaltura, and more.
How do I update my CalCentral settings?
To make updates to these new fields in CalCentral, please follow these steps:
- Use your CalNet ID to log into CalCentral
- Click your Avatar (in the top right corner).
- From the dropdown menu, select Personal Profile.
- Select the Personal tab to review/update names; choose the Biographic tab to update gender identity, sexual orientation, and pronouns; review delegate name option
Why are these new fields available in CalCentral?
These new enhancements to CalCentral are part of a larger suite of projects currently in progress for the UC Gender Recognition & Lived Name (GRLN) policy and implementation across campus. The GRLN policy ensures that all students, employees, alumni, and affiliates are identified by their accurate gender identity and lived name on university-issued identification documents and in UC’s information systems by providing guidance on the collection and reporting of gender identity, lived name and sexual orientation.
What is the difference between lived and legal name?
A student’s lived name will become the primary name available in campus systems so the campus community will know the correct name to use when communicating with them. Students can provide their lived name when seeking services from the University. Legal name access will be limited to only authorized staff with a legitimate business need.
Who can I contact for assistance or to learn more?
Students needing technical assistance can contact the Student Tech helpdesk for assistance. You can read more about GRLN in this campus-wide message shared earlier this year or visit the FAQs page to find answers to frequently asked questions.
These updates are just the first of many changes we have underway. Students will soon have the option of using their lived name or their legal name on their official transcript. Please expect more information to come as progress on this project continues.
Find your fit at Berkeley.
You are invited to Berkeley’s Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair on October 30 - November 3. This virtual event will help prospective professional, master's, and doctoral students:
learn more about our top ranked graduate programs and award winning faculty
gain a deeper understanding of Berkeley’s culture and resources available
understand the application process, and important deadlines
consider funding options and opportunities
You can expect a lot to choose from. Over 50 sessions from UC Berkeley graduate programs in one hour info sessions, and discussion groups.
Register now to customize your fair schedule by signing up to the sessions that interest you
Berkeley is a place that fosters a supportive community that is at the heart of our students' success. Our graduate diversity programs aim to create a culture of belonging for all students. This fair is one example of that. Though the fair is open to all – it's designed specifically for prospective students from historically excluded, and underrepresented backgrounds.
on Career Opportunities in State and Local Government
This event will be followed by a light reception.
Institute of Governmental Studies Library
109 Philosophy Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720
*This is a Hybrid Event that will be broadcast via Zoom*
This panel will provide valuable insights into the benefits of working in public service and learn about the various career paths available within state and local government. Attendees will also have the chance to connect with professionals in these fields. Please join us at the Institute of Governmental Studies Library (109 Philosophy Hall) on Thursday, November 9th at 4:00pm for "Pathways to Public Service in California", a presentation by Monica Erickson, Chief Deputy Director of CalHR followed by a panel discussion with Cal alums who work in state and local government. This event is open to all Cal students who are interested in exploring careers in public service, regardless of their majors or academic backgrounds. Whether you are studying political science, engineering, data science, or any other field, this event will provide valuable information and resources for you.
On this Google Doc, you'll find 13 upcoming events including:
- Career Visioning and Goal Setting Workshop (Oct 17)
- Nailing the Job Interview for PhDs and Postdocs (Oct 18)
- Navigating Your Career After Cal (Oct 19)
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- Insights about navigating major and career uncertainty
- "Where do Cal Grads Go?" dashboard --- see what opportunities alums have pursued after graduation
- Self-assessment tools to help clarify post-grad career direction
The Berkeley Law School is searching for researchers to work with faculty doing empirical legal research. Researchers will work for 1-2 years with 2-3 faculty members to create and clean datasets. They will create tables and figures to do both descriptive analysis and to study the effects of law and policy. Finally, they will assist professors in writing and presenting research papers to both academic and policy audiences.
Applicants will receive mentoring from faculty within a tight-knit research community at Berkeley Law, and have access to a broad range of activities at UC Berkeley. This is a good opportunity for candidates interested in spending 1-2 years developing research skills in anticipation of attending law school and/or PhD programs in the social sciences. As such, in addition to providing research mentorship, faculty will help researchers to engage in additional education and training, such as auditing courses, participating in research seminars, etc.
A research program will be strengthened when a diversity of backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints are represented. We thus encourage members of historically underrepresented groups in the social sciences to apply, including women, non-binary, LGBTQ+, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and first-generation low-income (FGLI) college students, among others. We also encourage applications from individuals with past experience and future aspirations to study issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and identity.
• Collect data through policy research and web scraping in Python
• Clean and manage large datasets
• Conduct statistical analyses of data using Stata, R, and Python
• Prepare literature reviews, background research, and other content for grant proposals and academic papers
• Draft project reports, research protocols, and other project documents
Health and Retirement Benefits: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu
Oct 24 | 12 - 1pm | Moffitt Library, Room 405
Attend this workshop to learn how to tell the story of your Berkeley experience by reflecting on 1) what you learned about yourself and the world while at Berkeley and 2) how to frame these experiences to open doors for the next chapter of your life after graduation. Open to all UC Berkeley undergraduate students, but particularly useful to graduating students. Free lunch for all attendees.
Walking Through History: Activism In Labor And Health
Oct 26 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm | I-House
This will be a community conversatorio with activists for labor and human rights of health involving the Latinx community in the Central Valley. Panelists are Dolores Huerta, Lupe Martinez, Yolanda Chacon-Serna, Roberto Bustos "El Capitán", and Ruth Martinez.
$ Student Environmental Resource Center Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline: Oct 27
Environmentalists of Color Scholarship and the Brian Gialketsis SERQueer Scholarship applications are open! Both will award 5 students $2,000 scholarships (10 scholarships total). Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Experiential Learning with Democracy Camp
Deadline: Nov 5
Pathways to Public Service in California
Nov 9 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm | 109 Philosophy Hall
This panel will provide valuable insights into the benefits of working in public service and learn about the various career paths available within state and local government. Attendees will also have the chance to connect with professionals in these fields.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
Application Deadline: December 8, 2023
Application Deadline: March 21, 2024
Application Deadline: April 4, 2024
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