Rebecca Bork (middle) and her children, Ava and Finn, are among those who benefit from having fresh produce delivered by UCLA students to the UCLA University Village.

College campuses take on food waste

On UC campuses, the Global Food Initiative has spurred collaborations that unite students across the system.

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UC campuses rank highly on world reputation list

Six UC schools are included in Times Higher Education's ranking of the 100 most prestigious universities.

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What are horses thinking on Kentucky Derby day?

A UC Davis professor explains the motivations and reactions of the animals as they race.

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Experiencing the 6-by-9 world of solitary confinement

The Guardian's virtual reality project with a UC Santa Cruz professor puts viewers inside a concrete cell.

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Inadequate financial savings tied to childhood health risks

UCLA study finds wealth is a greater predictor than income for obesity and illness in kids.

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Tracking tigers is just as dangerous as it sounds

Watch a UC Berkeley doctoral candidate study the animals in Sumatra.

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Children trust ‘smart’ characters on television

New UC Riverside study finds that figures viewed as clever help preschoolers model problem-solving behavior.

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Can a 40-ish new mom go to art school? Rachel Smith says: Yes, she can

The artist, recently showcased at the de Young museum in San Francisco, finds a home at UC Santa Cruz.

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Prince’s first manager reflects on the early days

"We were a family," says UCLA Extension’s Owen Husney.

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Read this story without distraction (can you?)

A UC Irvine study outlines how we lose our focus. The good news? There's a way to get it back.

Tea in its many forms will be explored at a UC Davis colloquium.

International colloquium launches Global Tea Initiative

UC Davis positions itself to be research leader on yet another beverage.

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UC president makes historic visit to Arcata High School

In visiting California's far north, President Napolitano hopes to draw more students from the region.

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‘Ultracool’ dwarf star hosts three potentially habitable planets

A UC San Diego physicist has broken new ground in the search for life beyond Earth.

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Wrapping up multiple sclerosis at UCSF

With one drug to shut down its progression and another to undo its damage, MS doesn’t stand a chance.

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Mystery unmasked

UC Santa Barbara historian solves 17th-century case of The Man in the Iron Mask.

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Not just climate change: Study finds human activity is a major factor driving wildfires

People are responsible for more than 90 percent of California fires, says a UC Berkeley scientist.

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Cheaters never win, new study finds

A UC Riverside sociologist's experiment shows that selfish behavior lowers levels of happiness.

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From Riverside’s Casa Blanca to the White House

A UC San Diego professor discusses his journey from undocumented to White House policy adviser on immigration.

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Can this app change schizophrenia treatment?

A UCSF psychiatrist created a social network to help patients feel less isolated.

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Researchers dive into big data to predict NBA winners

A UC Merced professor and his students run simulations of playoff games — with startling accuracy.