UC Office of the President
May 14, 2020
The University of California recognizes the unprecedented challenges California is facing in the wake of COVID-19 and regrets that Gov. Newsom was put into a position to steeply reduce the University’s budget in response to the State’s dramatically diminished revenues. Regardless, UC stands with the governor and the legislature to help lift the State out of this economic crisis.
In the News
May 1, 2020
Priscilla Chan of The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and UCSF chancellor Sam Hawgood praise the efforts of the nearly 30,000 DACA recipients who are health care workers.
The Washington Post
April 20, 2020
The public university system is mirroring the federal government's suspension of interest and payments, granting relief to tens of thousands of borrowers.
April 20, 2020
The high court agrees to consider a supplemental filing regarding the real-world consequences of the COVID-19 global health crisis and the life-sustaining role of nearly 30,000 DACA recipients on the front lines.
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- Using machine learning to estimate COVID-19’s seasonal cycle
- UC Santa Cruz–based nonprofit helps small businesses weather the COVID-19 lockdown by going analog to digital
- UC Regents approve principles to guide campus decisions about fall term
- UC Irvine physicists exploring use of Blu-ray disc lasers to kill COVID-19, other viruses
- Prestigious academies elect 34 UC faculty as new members
- A digital library revolution takes flight
- Voters in both parties favor caution as cities begin to reopen
- Back-to-school jitters
- Say goodbye to boring backdrops and hello to UC
- Rejection turned out great for UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior
- Friends, family and members of the Class of 2020: Show your UC pride!
- Professor’s documentary film about refugee family honored at Vienna International Festival
- Ready, aim, get hired: Job tips for uncertain times
- How (and why) coronavirus is changing our sense of time
- Already vulnerable, gig economy workers in San Francisco suffer during coronavirus pandemic, survey reveals
- Anthony Davis wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘The Central Park Five’ opera
- Murder hornets invade headlines, not the US
- An update on UC Berkeley’s plans for the fall semester
- For firefighters, ‘twin’ paths led to UC Davis
May 21, 2020
The University of California Board of Regents today (May 21) unanimously approved the suspension of the standardized test requirement (ACT/SAT) for all California freshman applicants until fall 2024. The suspension will allow the University to create a new test that better aligns with the content the University expects students to have mastered for college readiness. However, if a new test does not meet specified criteria in time for fall 2025 admission, UC will eliminate the standardized testing requirement for California students.
May 20, 2020
The University of California Board of Regents approved today (May 20) Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz’s appointment as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor.
May 19, 2020
The University of California Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents announced today (May 19) that its investment portfolios are fossil free after the sale of more than $1 billion in assets from its pension, endowment and working capital pools. At the same time, the office has surpassed its five-year goal of investing $1 billion in promising clean energy projects.
May 6, 2020
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement today (May 6) regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) announcement of final Title IX rules, which will impact the handling of cases of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, by universities and colleges across the country.
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Sustainable Agriculture Education Association conference overview
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Take a tour of your thoughts with the 'Glass Brain'
The Glass Brain is kind of like it sounds. It’s a colorful, 3-D window into all the mysterious activities that light up the brain.