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.
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- UC teams with Indigenous scholars to recast history of the California missions
- UC Berkeley’s David Card wins 2021 Nobel Prize in economics
- New student from rural Montana seeks degree ‘to help my people, my tribe’
- UC Davis leads wildlife rescue response for Orange County oil spill
- UC Merced leads innovative effort to secure water for agriculture and ecosystems
- Hope for treatment-resistant depression: Brain stimulation on demand
- Viral TED talk on body ideals warns against ‘conflation of appearance with health’
- Alumnus David MacMillan wins Nobel Prize in chemistry
- New Nobelist David Julius was a standout from the start
- UCLA alumnus Ardem Patapoutian shares 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine
- David Julius wins Nobel Prize for work on pain sensation
- UCLA professor, UC Berkeley alums win prestigious MacArthur ‘genius’ grants
- A lunar honor for explorer Matthew Henson, thanks to a UCLA graduate student
- Survey finds bipartisan support for major reform to California’s recall process
- Wild, wild life
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.
August 20, 2021
University of California Board of Regents Chair Cecilia V. Estolano and President Michael V. Drake, M.D., welcomed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Jose Hernandez to UC’s governing board and released the following statements today (Aug. 20):
July 28, 2021
The hospitals of University of California Health (UCH) once again have been rated among the best in the state and the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals rankings.
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