University of California campuses dominate global rankings

All 10 campuses on a list of the 1,000 best universities compiled by the Center for World University Rankings.
mobile device use

Are mobile devices ruining our eyes?

A UC Berkeley optometrist warns about the effects of laptop computers, tablets, cell phones on our vision.
Berkeley Wellness Center
earthquake warning system

Earthquake early warning system moves closer to reality

U.S. Geological Survey awards $4 million grant to UC Berkeley and its research partners to ramp up ShakeAlert prototype.
solar thermal technology

UC creates five new inventions per day

In 2014, UC research led to 86 new startups and 1,769 new inventions — nearly five per day – amid a booming startup culture.

UC Riverside author's book nominated for Man Booker Prize

“The Moor’s Account” by creative writing professor Laila Lalami, long-listed for prestigious international award.

On Berkeley time? He keeps Campanile’s clocks ticking

What happens when the clocks stop on UC Berkeley landmark? The call goes to Art Simmons.

UC CIO calls for more socially responsible investing

Jagdeep Singh Bachher says such investing made investment sense and was necessary for the earth's sustainability.

UC Santa Barbara is West Coast hub for photonics institute

Public-private partnership is bid to advance technology and boost manufacturing to create high-tech jobs.
Terence Tao

The singular mind of Terry Tao

A prodigy grows up to become one of the greatest mathematicians in the world.

Drought, climate change fuel high-elevation California fires

Wildfires in California’s fabled Sierra Nevada mountain range are increasingly burning high-elevation forests, which historically have seldom burned,
Lake Tahoe

Curb the algae to keep Tahoe blue

Algae, not clarity, is the key factor in the lake's azure waters.
THOR robot on the soccer pitch

THOR kicks to the top of robot soccer

UCLA/Penn team won first place at RoboCup, a global robot soccer tournament held in China.

UC mandates training, additional measures to address sexual violence on campuses

Measures are designed to ensure consistent response systemwide.
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Soybean oil may be more fattening than fructose or coconut oil

The main ingredient in vegetable oil is linked to weight gain, fatty liver, diabetes and insulin resistance.
Janet Napolitano

Napolitano: Preserving the environment ‘a moral imperative’

In keynote speech, UC president highlights the role colleges and universities must play in protecting the planet.

New support for human genome variation project

Keck Foundation pledges $2 million to create full-scale human genome map.
solar panels, UC Merced

Santa Barbara energy expert named 2015 Sustainability Champion

David Auston is regarded as the 'MVP' of the UC systemwide Carbon Neutrality Initiative.
grads toss their mortarboards

Half of new UC students are first-generation college students

New data in UC's annual Accountability Report show the university’s widespread impact as an engine of social mobility, innovation.
early dwellers of the Americas

Genome analysis pinpoints arrival, spread of first Americans

Siberians moved into North America in a single wave less than 23,000 years ago.