Power of 10: News from UC campuses
UC Berkeley researchers have concluded that Americans born between 1970 and 2060 are getting a benefit from public education worth more than Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs.
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UC Davis and UC Berkeley law schools studied the deportation of lawful immigrants and the effect on the children left behind. Many suffer psychological harm and have trouble in school when a parent is deported, many times for minor offenses.
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UC Irvine Medical Center is using a sophisticated melanoma imaging system to monitor people at risk for skin cancer. The system decreases the number of biopsies patients need and makes it easier to track changes in multiple moles and lesions simultaneously.
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UCLA researchers found that students from disadvantaged backgrounds reap higher financial returns from a college education than their privileged peers. The research is based on a survey of 12,686 individuals tracked from 1979 to 2008.
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UC Merced won recognition for its sustainability efforts from the Association of Environmental Professionals, which named its Long Range Development Plan the Outstanding Planning Document of 2009. The 10-year plan will guide the university's physical expansion to serve 11,000 students by 2020.
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UC Riverside is expanding its truck and bus emissions testing facility. Its new heavy-duty dynamometer simulates driving conditions, wind resistance and load factors, without removing the diesel engine from the vehicle.
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UC San Diego writing and literature professor Rae Armantrout won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book “Versed,” her 10th collection of poems.
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UC San Francisco and Berlin-based global health consultants SEEK Development are partnering to advise policymakers on the best research-supported ways to fight diseases such as AIDS, malaria, polio and tuberculosis. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the work with a $3.2 million three-year grant.
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UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki discovered a link between the regular changes in the Earth's orbit and climate changes by studying ocean sediment cores.
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UC Santa Cruz is preparing science and engineering graduate students for teaching careers through the Institute for Scientists and Engineer Educators.
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