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Graduate International Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Berkeley International Office is excited for you to join us! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to UC Berkeley, including time to meet new friends and many opportunities to get your questions answered. We'll also have several additional workshops and fun events for you to participate in the rest of the week.

Graduate Student Conference

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

The Brexit referendum of June 2016, the United States presidential election of November of that same year and the recent gilets jaunes (“yellow vests”) movement in France have brought unprecedented international attention to rural areas in the Western world. While some scholars have argued that the urban-rural dichotomy is a mistaken and misleading construct, others are questioning the reasons...

Fierce Self-Compassion

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Kristin Neff

Since the publication of Kristin Neff's groundbreaking book Self-Compassion, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion, particularly in clinical settings. But that has generally focused on the gentle version of self-compassion, which involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way. We comfort and soothe ourselves when in pain, just as we might for a...