150 UC

What it means to be boldly Californian

Look back on 150 years of amazing discoveries, students and visionaries that helped make UC what it is today in a new video.

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9 amazing UC spots to call home

From Hogwarts to Middle Earth to oceanfront luxury, UC's housing has character to spare.

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Only at UC: 10 life-changing opportunities for undergraduates

At the nation's leading public university, there's no need to wait to change the world.

UCSF football concussions

Football scuffles, auto injuries may raise risk for Parkinson’s

A shocking new study shows concussion is linked to a 56 percent increase in neurological disease.

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute receives funding for Human Cell Atlas projects

Three new projects will support efforts to develop a comprehensive reference atlas of all cells in the human body.

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California dreaming

Five UC presidents share stories about the university’s bold rise over the last 150 years.

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UCLA study reports nearly 1 in 3 California kids have a sugary drink daily

The increase since 2009 alarms public health professionals.

Ozone hole

Stopping an environmental disaster before it’s too late

How UC research sounded the alarm on the ozone layer.

UC Riverside Costa's Hummingbird

For hummingbirds looking for mates, it's all about the right approach

Costa's hummingbirds use physics to hide their weaknesses while they proclaim their love.

One Bold Idea UC Merced

The next Silicon Valley?

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The 21st century's first research university is the unsung face of innovation in tech.

UC San Diego alcohol sensor

The end of the breathalyzer?

A tiny, injectable sensor could provide unobtrusive, long-term alcohol and drug monitoring.

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UC system offers the best value, says Forbes

Eight UC campuses make this year's 300 Best Value Colleges list, with six among the top 15.

Marshmallow UCSF

Overeating? It may be a brain glitch

New approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating. Here's how they could help you.

El Campeon Farms horses UC Santa Cruz

Saving the wild horses of the Channel Islands

Only 60 Santa Cruz Island horses remain. UC Davis researcher Amy McLean is working to keep the line alive.

USCIS UC Riverside

Research links anti-immigrant prejudice to mortality risk

U.S.-born individuals of immigrant descent fare much worse than their foreign-born counterparts.

Cyclotron

The ‘aha moment’ that led to nuclear physics

How Ernest O. Lawrence looked inside the atom — and beyond.

Rebecca Braslau UC Santa Cruz magazine

A safer, better plastic

Aging plastic leaches harmful chemicals. Rebecca Braslau has made it her life's work to create a safer alternative. 

Junk DNA UC San Diego

How ‘junk’ DNA plays a role in cancer

Nearly 200 mutations have been identified that play a functional role in cancer, opening new avenues for treatment.

Chang and Eng Bunker UC Santa Barbara

A singular story

A new book reveals the extraordinary history of famous conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker.

UC Davis Dalai Lama

Meditation's lasting power

A first-of-its-kind study of meditation practictioners shows they are able to maintain their cognitive gains.