UC Office of the President
October 12, 2021
University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the following statement today (Oct. 12) on University of California, Berkeley, labor economist and professor of economics David Card, Ph.D., winning the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday. He was awarded half the prize, with the other half shared by economists Joshua Angrist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Guido Imbens of Stanford University. Card was honored for his work on social and economic forces that impact low-wage workers, including outcomes of an increased minimum wage and of immigration on job growth in America.
- UC leaders urge the Biden administration to strengthen the DACA program
- Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Supply chain shortages hit home
- The link between blood pressure and spinal cord injuries
- How to handle the holidays amid COVID-19 safety concerns and other challenges
- The science behind ‘brain flow’ — and how to achieve it
- Too many firefighters are dying of cancer. UCLA’s Derek Urwin aims to change that
- Racism isn’t rocket science — it’s more complicated
- Study shows climate-driven forest fires on the rise
- Festival celebrates newest new olive oil
- The ‘great resignation’ is a trend that began before the pandemic — and bosses need to get used to it
- Flame retardants linked to autistic-like behavior
- Under sea and on land, archaeologist Justin Dunnavant is creating a more just future
- Managing water resources in a low-to-no-snow future
- Researchers develop CRISPR-based rapid diagnostic tool for SARS-CoV-2
- How one tiny island influenced the world
- Common household noises may be stressing your dog
- The meaning of Veterans Day
- The community effort bringing free air purifiers to those in need
- Large asteroids likely delayed complex life on Earth
November 4, 2021
The expansion of vaccination against COVID-19 to approximately 28 million children aged 5-11 years across the nation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a significant step forward in the fight against the pandemic.
October 26, 2021
University of California Health joins approximately 40 cross-sector health care organizations committing to collecting, stratifying, and reviewing data about race, ethnicity, language and sex across top metrics and sharing anonymized, aggregate-level information to inform best practices.
September 13, 2021
Six University of California campuses are among the top 10 public universities in America, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges rankings, released today (Sept. 13). The magazine also placed eight of UC’s undergraduate campuses on its coveted list of the top 100 public and private universities across the country.
August 31, 2021
The University of California’s Office of the Chief Investment Officer (UC Investments) announced today (August 31) that its assets under management grew to $168 billion as of June 30, 2021, a 29 percent jump over the prior fiscal year and the largest one-year gain in its history. The additional $38 billion in assets over the previous year represents a 77 percent increase since 2014.
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