iMEGRAD Vol. II No. 34 (10/17/2014)

Meet Roseanne Warren, your Ambassador! 


Hey everyone! I'm a 4th year grad student in Professor Liwei Lin's lab and a GSI for ME 102B this semester. Before coming to Cal, I worked for two years at an engineering consulting company in Vancouver testing pump efficiencies and designing renewable energy systems. I'm a pretty typical Canadian who enjoys broomball, ice skating, and (vegetarian) poutine. If you've got questions about applying to grad school, working for an engineering consulting company, how to become a licensed "Professional Engineer", what research is like in MEMS/nano, or anything else - feel free to stop by! 

Tele-Bears for Spring 2015! Get your Advisor Code To Enroll in Class!

It's time to start planning your classes for Spring 2015. Tele-BEARS Phase I for the Spring begins October 20 and ends November 17; Phase II begins November 17 and ends January 11, 2015.


To enroll in classes, you need and advisor code, and to receive it, you must:

  • - Complete your confirmation of class schedule.
  • - Have it signed by your Major Field Advisor (if you advanced to Ph.D. candidacy and
  • complete your coursework, you do not need the MFA signature)
  • - Submit the form to the Student Services Office


  1. Remember to enroll to the required number of units (15 for Standard Master’s and Doctoral students; 12 units for M.Eng and 5th Year Master’s students)

  2. Remember that you cannot use Tele-BEARS before your appointment time starts for each phase (not even during Open Hours); after your appointment expires, you can access Tele-BEARS only during Open Hours through the end of each phase. Open Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 8:00am and 7:00 pm to 12 Midnight, and from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight on Saturday and Sunday. Please note that all times are for the Pacific Time Zone. 

GSI Center: Workshops on Teaching!

Syllabus and Course Design*


Monday, October 27, 2014 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
110 Sproul Hall



Sarah Macdonald

Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology
Teaching Consultant, GSI Teaching & Resource Center


Kim Starr-Reid, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, GSI Teaching & Resource Center


In this workshop, participants will learn ways to turn their syllabus ideas into integrated course designs; work out criteria for selecting course materials, assignments, and methods of assessment; and analyze course syllabi (paper and electronic) to tease out the elements that make them most effective.


Please pre-register at syllabus-design


This event is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call our office in advance. Please note that food and drink are not permitted in 110 Sproul. 

Pronouncing American English Course!!

Are you a smart and highly motivated speaker of English as a Second Language (ESL)? Have you studied English in an academic environment, possibly at an advanced level? Do you have limited speaking experience in conversational English? Have you struggled with pronunciation and understanding in English for years? Then the VocalEase course on Pronouncing American English (PAE) is perfect for you!


By popular demand, registration is now open for the highly successful Pronouncing American English class for postdocs, visiting scholars, visiting student researchers, graduate students, and their partners/spouses who speak American English as an acquired language. This nine-week workshop is designed to improve your spoken American English for professional or academic purposes. The fee is $395 and includes the training, textbook, an online assessment, and follow-up email and telephone support for two months after completion of the class.


To view the UC Berkeley News Center’s review of this special program, please go to: /04_pronunciation.shtml


Outcomes: Professional trainers will help you:

  • Gain confidence in English
  • Be understood more easily
  • Develop techniques for continued learning


DATES: Mondays, October 20 - December 15, 2014


TIME: 4:30--6:30pm


LOCATION: Dwinelle Hall, RM B4, UC Berkeley Campus


FEE: $395 (fee includes training, textbook and an online assessment)




If you are interested in taking this class, please complete the registration form by going to this link: 571/1391/Clients-&-Classes/On-Site-2014-Class-Schedule/UCB-- Registration