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  • UC statement on the tragic killing of Daunte Wright

    University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., issued the following statement today (April 13):

    Sunday’s killing of Daunte Wright is yet another senseless tragedy that tears at our hearts and reopens deep wounds. Even as Americans follow the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, this latest horror vividly conjures the trauma and heartbreak of the killing of George Floyd just a few miles away. And so many, too many, others.

  • University of California Health’s schools achieve high marks in latest national rankings, including diversity of medical school enrollment

    University of California Health (UCH) medical, nursing and public health schools achieved national recognition in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools for 2022. The rankings are one measure of a school’s quality, and prospective students often refer to them when deciding where to apply.

  • UC secures landmark open access deal with world’s largest scientific publisher

    The University of California today (March 16) announced a pioneering open access agreement with the world’s largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, making significantly more of the University’s research available to people worldwide — immediately and at no cost. The deal will put more UC research into the hands of individuals across the globe at a time when international collaboration to fight COVID-19 has illuminated the value of open access to scientific findings.

  • UC welcomes new era of climate-action partnership with Biden administration

    As the nation’s premier public research institution and California’s third-largest employer, the University of California has taken bold steps to confront the existential threat of climate change and to harness the power of science to create solutions. While UC is a national leader among universities in its efforts to lower its greenhouse gas emissions and to invest in clean energy, the University recognizes it will take collective action to pull us back from the brink of disaster given the scale and severity of the climate crisis. The University therefore welcomes a stronger partnership with the federal government to embark on a new period of innovation and discovery and looks forward to seeing how our renowned faculty contribute to addressing this crisis.

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  • 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge Social Impact Prize video first frame

    Meet the 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge Social Impact Prize award winners

    The inaugural Social Impact Prize is a $10,000 award in recognition of startups that are driving social change and justice, reducing environmental impacts, or providing access, resources and opportunities to underserved groups through innovation.

  • 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge

    Open to UC students, alumni, faculty, staff, postdocs and visiting scholars, the challenge offers prize money and connects UC-affiliated startups with investors and support networks. Apply by Nov. 10 at UCInnovationChallenge.org!

  • President Michael Drake portrait

    A message to the UC community from President Michael V. Drake, M.D.

    As Michael V. Drake, M.D., assumes his new role as UC’s 21st president, he sends his greetings and gratitude to the entire university community.

  • Student next to questions graphic in a screenshot

    How to answer UC's Personal Insight Questions

    About to start the Personal Insight Questions for the UC undergraduate application? Here are some helpful tips on what the questions are about and what they cover.