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.
NASA Stardust Mission

Citizen scientists help track space dust

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Imagine if you could help identify space dust brought back from outside the solar system. It’s possible – and it’s been done – by volunteers in a citizen scientist project called Stardust@Home.
Joshua Bloom

Doctoral candidate wins American Book Award

Prize goes to Joshua Bloom and co-author Waldo Martin of UC Berkeley for 'Black Against Empire,' acclaimed history of the Black Panthers.

U.S. News ranks 9 UC campuses among best in the world

UC Berkeley and UCLA make top 10 in magazine's new global university rankings that emphasize research prowess.
Sarah Funes

Hell-bent on getting out the vote

Sarah Funes’ million-dollar question is how to get minorities excited about voting. The UC Berkeley junior says her political passion comes from being “Latin, a woman and disabled. I want to elect people who look like me.”
UCLA cogeneration plant

UCLA creates nation’s largest self-replenishing fund for green projects

Savings from new sustainability projects will be rolled over to fund future projects.
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Moving beyond 'bricks versus clicks'

Tech summit draws UC and industry leaders to explore applications that build on the things that make college great.

Aiming for a carbon neutral future

Representatives from UC campuses and research labs meet to discuss the ambitious systemwide Carbon Neutrality Initiative.
Brittany Maynard

Brittany Maynard plans to end her life

In the face of a terminal diagnosis, the UC Berkeley grad has taken control of her life — and death.

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.
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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
community gardeners

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.
baseball pitcher

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.