Money still available for middle class scholarship

California officials have extended the filing period for a new program aimed at families with incomes of up to $150,000.

Spicy science: Producing hotter peppers

How hot do you like your peppers? Spicy pepper seekers, take heart: University of California researchers are studying ways to make hotter jalapeños.

UC medical centers identified as priority hospitals to treat confirmed Ebola cases

University of California medical centers will provide in-patient care for any Californians confirmed to have Ebola.
UC Office of the President
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Curiosity: It helps us learn, but why?

New research from UC Davis suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

Billionaire’s $65 million gift to theoretical physics

Charles T. Munger, a longtime business partner of Warren Buffett, is donating $65 million to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara.
New York Times

New research center aims to develop second generation of surgical robots

Researchers at UC Berkeley are establishing a center for medical robotics with funding from the National Science Foundation and two private donors.
New York Times
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Former food desert now feeds a community’s spirit

San Diego residents are transforming a 20,000-square-foot vacant urban lot into a community focal point for healthy place making.
Toni Morrison

Listen to renowned author Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison ("Beloved") will deliver the Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture on Saturday, and receive the UC Santa Cruz Foundation Medal at the Founders Celebration dinner that evening.
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What monkeys can teach us about pitching

New motor learning research suggests that 'muscle memory actually is something the brain is constantly relearning.
Joseph Martinus, UCLA

UC celebrates Food Day with buffet of activities

Across the UC system, Food Day participation will include lectures, discussions, film screenings, farmers markets, food demonstrations and special dining menus.

UC to host technology summit

Summit will convene educators and industry experts around enhancing the student experience.

Solar power purchase sets stage for total renewable energy use

UC Merced will get 75 percent of its power from renewable sources by the end of 2016, and is on its way to being 100 percent renewably powered by then.

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: UC research spans the globe

UC’s global reach can be seen from health to agriculture, sustainability to tech commercialization and bridge-building efforts such as the president-led UC Global Food Initiative and UC-Mexico Initiative.

Six UC members elected to Institute of Medicine

New members include representatives of four UC campuses: Berkeley, UCLA, San Diego, San Francisco.

Law students, lawyers help students avoid deportation

UC Hastings program goes to bat for DREAMers at UC Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Genetic variant protects some Latina women from breast cancer

Originating from indigenous Americans, variant reduces risk by 40 to 80 percent.

A sprinkle of compost helps rangeland lock up carbon

A compost experiment that began seven years ago on a Marin County ranch has uncovered a disarmingly simple and benign way to remove carbon dioxide from the air.

Honors for faculty, students

Riverside English professor is a finalist for the prestigious National Book Award in Poetry; Santa Cruz grad students' interactive fiction honored at IndieCade games festival.

Building global food security through produce research

$18.75 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development will boost international fruit and vegetable research.

College accessibility report highlights UC’s support for low-income students

Report released by the Public Policy Institute of California confirms virtually no change in net price for UC's low-income students between the 2008-09 and 2011-12 academic years.