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octoral students drive their

new dean of the Graduate Division. “It can

own discoveries, catalyze

truly pay forward the benefits of a doctoral

faculty-led research,

education to new generations of students.”

and inspire and mentor

undergraduates. We know that fostering

Efforts are underway to expand the

their talent yields incredible results.

matching opportunities in 2016.

To support our outstanding graduate

Li-chiang Chu ’64, M.S. ’67, who

students — while countering downsized

studied nutritional sciences as a master’s

state support, the high cost of living, and

student, established the first BEAR

stiff competition from our private peers —

GradS fellowship for the College of

Berkeley launched a program in August

Natural Resources.

with the potential to significantly raise both the number and amount

“It was an easy way for me to say thank

of fellowships we can offer. Berkeley

you for an education that enabled an

Endowments to Attract and Retain

interesting and satisfying career,” says

Graduate Students (BEAR GradS) aims to

Chu, a solid supporter and UC Berkeley

create $1 million fellowship endowments

Foundation trustee.

by pairing private gifts of $500,000 with $500,000 in matching funds. The first

“Berkeley in some magical way allows

five matches were made possible through

our students to be more than they would

the bequest of Helene I. Cantor ’35.

have been had they attended another university,” says Doyle. ■

“We are thrilled that visionary donors have stepped up to seize this opportunity in

To learn more about BEAR GradS, email

only a few months,” says Fiona Doyle, the




Dean Fiona Doyle (center, pearl necklace) pictured with students.

Pushing graduate support to new heights

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