- UC Santa Barbara: COVID-19 update: Fall instruction and campus housing
- Update: UCLA shifts to almost fully remote instruction, reduced housing for fall
- Update: UC Berkeley to begin fall semester with remote instruction due to current public health conditions
- UC Berkeley campus, going remote, provides $4.6 million in tech to students in need
The Washington Post: University of California offers Perkins Loan borrowers relief. Will other colleges follow?
The public university system is mirroring the federal government's suspension of interest and payments, granting relief to tens of thousands of borrowers.
The UC president outlined the unexpected financial costs ($558 million in March alone) of responding to the pandemic across the system, and asked for more funding to help.
The Sacramento Bee: Here’s how the University of California is helping high school students during COVID-19
UC is taking swift action to ensure that this pandemic will not derail anyone’s ability to attend the university, including our newly admitted students and those who are hoping to attend UC in the near future, writes UC President Janet Napolitano for The Sacramento Bee.
From clothing to groceries, there's a lot of question marks these days. What should we actually worry about (and what’s just overkill)? Dr. John Swartzberg, professor emeritus of public health at UC Berkeley, gives us some clarity.
We are optimistic that a clear path forward for the U.S. and the world can be identified, write UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Health Executive Vice President Dr. Carrie L. Byington in a new opinion piece.
Our nation’s public research universities are one resource that can help light the way. Researchers across the University of California and our associated health centers are already engaged in more than 300 research initiatives designed to combat COVID-19.
The University of California Health on April 6 has begun issuing daily updates via its @UofCAHealth Twitter account about SARS-CoV-2 testing volume, the number of positive tests and age distribution of confirmed cases gathered from its five medical centers across the state.
Led by Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D., chief data scientist and the director of the Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation (CDI2) at UC Health, the dashboard unifies testing information on patients at each of UC’s academic health centers – UC Davis Health, UC San Diego Health, UCI Health, UCLA Health and UCSF Health - as well as externally performed tests for UC patients.
To accelerate urgently needed breakthroughs in the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California will provide $2 million in seed funding to scientists across the state to help jump-start their high-impact research projects.
Awards of up to $25,000 are available immediately, said Theresa Maldonado, Ph.D., vice president of UC’s systemwide Research and Innovation division. The goal is to help researchers begin work as soon possible, knowing that larger federal grants may take longer to be distributed. Learn more and apply for an award
In an open letter to the community, UC leaders write: Today we collectively announce that there will be no COVID-19 related layoffs for all career employees through the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2020.
Providing pay and health and welfare benefits during this period will allow employees to more effectively care for themselves and their families as we all support California and the nation by staying home and doing our part to reduce the spread of this virus. Read the full letter.