Hopkins' rose nudibranch

Roses bloom in tide pools

Bright pink, inch-long sea slugs have shown up in the highest numbers and northernmost locations reported since the El Niños of 1998 and 1983.
UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz
Research
UC Santa Barbara

UC leads nation’s top universities in serving Latino students

UC Santa Barbara is the fourth UC campus designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution; it's the first AAU member to be so named.

Cancer cell mapping initiative launches

Researchers from UC San Diego and UC San Francisco join forces to determine how all of the components of a cancer cell interact.
Hospital room, new UCSF hospital

Grand UCSF hospital’s opening to change care in S.F.

After more than a decade in the works, a new $1.52 billion UCSF Medical Center will open Feb. 1.
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Health

UC campuses excel at community engagement

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes UC Davis, UCLA and UC Merced for their 'institutional focus' on engagement.

Natural reserves 'supercourse' takes students out of class to the field

California Ecology and Conservation — open to students at UC's nine general campuses — offers a pivotal experience in their academic and professional careers.
(From left) Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan and Garrison Sposito talk at the kickoff of the Edible Education course at UC Berkeley.

Food education streams into the spotlight

The Edible Education 101 course at UC Berkeley kicked off Monday (Jan. 26) with a lecture by Michael Pollan not only for students but also live-streamed for the public.
Potatoes

Q&A with Rose Hayden-Smith, UC Food Observer

UC has launched UC Food Observer, featuring must-read news on food policy, nutrition, agriculture and more. Find out more in this Q&A with UC Food Observer curator Rose Hayden-Smith, a UC academic, author and historian.
Eko entrepreneurs Jason Bellet, Connor Landgraf and Tyler Crouch

SkyDeck incubator sends young entrepreneurs to Forbes list

After just two years, the Berkeley business accelerator boasts six up-and-comers on Forbes' '30 Under 30' lists — and has prepared dozens of teams to launch their projects.
boiled egg (iStock)

Chemists find a way to unboil eggs

It may not improve your cooking, but it could reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of biotech.

UC Natural Reserve System celebrates 50 years

Happy birthday to the largest university-administered reserve system in the world! UC’s network of wildlands provides places for study and protects the flora, fauna, and landscapes unique to this state.

Children more likely to succeed academically if parents believe they're college bound

Study shows that children’s readiness for kindergarten is influenced not only by whether they attend preschool, but also by their families’ behaviors, attitudes and values.
Fluorescent seedlings will help a robotic cultivator target weeds in planted fields like this one in the Salinas Valley.

Faster, more accurate weed control

UC Davis is developing a robotic cultivator to control weeds more effectively, affordably and sustainably.

UC Regents approve creation of select advisory committee

UC Regents committee votes to recommend the formation of a select advisory committee that will examine the university’s cost structure and the role of the university.
UC Student Regent Sadia Saiffudin of UC Berkeley, center, flanked by Vanessa Terán, left, of Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project, and Melissa Fontaine, right, of Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, were featured in a panel about food justice.

Food justice at the forefront

UC Santa Barbara hosts inaugural California Higher Education Food Summit on food insecurity.
Sagehen natural reserve

Warmer, drier climate alters forests statewide

Botanists have compared tree survey data from the 1920s and ’30s with forest service data today. They find a decline in large trees and an increase in the density of small trees in forests throughout the state.

UC takes aim at reducing the time to earn a degree

Campuses are evaluating undergraduate degree requirements and increasing participation in summer session to help more students finish in four years.

UC making big moves toward carbon neutrality

Greenhouse gases emissions down to 1990 levels and major steps are initiated to ramp up renewable energy use.