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  • Woman with a pom-pom and a mask cheering

    President Michael V. Drake, M.D., reflects on an extraordinary year

    The UC president marks his first year in office — with all its triumphs and challenges — and shares his optimism for the future of such a resilient community.

  • President Drake vaccinates a patient at a clinic in SF

    Let’s get vaccinated, for our families and communities, says UC President Drake

    All of us have a role to play in bringing the pandemic to an end. UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., explains why the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way we can protect ourselves and the people we love.

  • 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.

  • UC cuts administrative costs, seeks new revenue

    The University of California Board of Regents met Wednesday and Thursday (Jan. 18-19) at UC Riverside to discuss savings from cost-cutting and development of new revenue to fill a looming budget gap.

    But discussion of private contributions as a way to bolster student financial aid had to be put off to March after a group of fewer than 20 protesters disrupted the meeting for nearly an hour.

  • A year of protest, progress and a very special prize

    Just as Time magazine named the Protester as its person of the year, so did unrest shape much of 2011 for the University of California.

    Reverberations from January and February's anti-Mubarek protests in Egypt were felt halfway around the world, as UC took emergency measures to evacuate 30 students, faculty and staff enrolled in a study abroad program and taking part in an archaeological dig.

  • John Davies, regent emeritus, 1934-2011

    UC San Diego

    San Diego attorney, civic leader and philanthropist John G. Davies, regent emeritus of the University of California and former board chairman, was remembered Tuesday (May 24) by current regents Chair Russell S. Gould as "a man of integrity and honor, among the most esteemed individuals to have ever served on the board."

    Davies, a native of San Diego, died May 20 after a battle with cancer. He was 76.

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Press Releases

  • UC celebrates second 2021 Nobel Prize winner

    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 celebrates its newest Nobel Prize winner

    University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the below statement today (Oct. 4) on the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine awarded to professor David Julius, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco. Julius received the prize jointly with Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D., a UCLA alum and former UCSF postdoctoral fellow, for their research on pain receptors.

  • UC scores top spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 university rankings

    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.

  • UC assets grow by $38 billion in 2021 to $168 billion, with endowment returning 33.7 percent and pension up 30.5 percent

    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.