All-time record-high number of applicants apply to UC, with Chicano/Latino students comprising largest proportion
UC Office of the President
January 28, 2021
The University of California announced today (Jan. 28) that the system received for fall 2021 admission the highest number of undergraduate applications in its history, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Highlights among California freshmen include a jump in overall applications and surges among African American and Chicano/Latino students, while California Community College transfer applications also grew by an impressive margin.
- UC applauds Office for Civil Rights’ affirmation of Title IX protections for gay and transgender students and employees
- Climate scientist awarded prestigious 'Blue Planet' global prize
- The ongoing urban exodus
- Oprah's advice to the Class of 2021
- That song stuck in your head helps you to remember
- UC Merced receives largest philanthropic gift in campus history
- The story behind our infinitely recyclable plastic
- What are ‘ghost guns,’ a target of Biden’s anti-crime effort?
- Turns out, designing a COVID vaccine was easy
- Three in a row: Falcon brothers are learning to fly
- UC Riverside joins forces with NASA on missions to Venus
- UC Irvine christens Michael Drake Drive to honor former chancellor
- UC experts convene to discuss innovative solutions to California’s wildfires
- Aging with vitality
- Research aims for best ways to treat COVID-19 at home
- A new way to remove salts and toxic metals from water
- Prolonging life for those on dialysis
- Cross-border effort to vaccinate 10,000 maquiladora workers
- Feeling post-lockdown anxiety? We’ve got you covered.
- UC Berkeley will auction NFTs of Nobel Prize-winning inventions to fund research
June 16, 2021
The children’s hospitals of University of California Health were recognized for excellence in multiple areas of subspecialty care by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021–22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
June 11, 2021
University of California Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez and UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., today (June 15) issued the following statement regarding California’s 2021 budget:
May 14, 2021
The University of California is deeply grateful to Gov. Newsom for proposing the largest state investment in UC’s history: more than $807 million, which includes more than $506 million in ongoing funding for core campus operations, student needs and medical training. The budget, with the support of legislative leadership, reflects an earlier agreement to fully restore more than $300 million in budget reductions that were enacted in the 2020 state budget.
April 26, 2021
University of California Health (UCH) announced today (April 26) that it has administered one million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, marking a significant milestone in the fight against a pandemic that has killed more than 60,000 people in California.
Let’s get vaccinated, for our families and communities, says UC President Drake
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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.
A message to the UC community from President Michael V. Drake, M.D.
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