Faculty and Staff


  • Meet Wikipedia's resident paleoartist

    This Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist moonlights as one of Wikipedia's most prolific illustrators.

  • It's not you. Bad doors are everywhere.

    Wondering why you never seem to open that door right? A UC San Diego professor finally explains.

  • 'Bending the curve' on climate change

    Renowned atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan of UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography explains how the state of California and the UC system together can lead the charge through the Carbon Neutrality Initiative and ‘bend the curve’ in global warming.

  • A 'parking lot pitch' to the Pope

    Last year, UC San Diego’s V. ‘Ram’ Ramanathan had an audience with Pope Francis in the parking lot of the Vatican. Ramanathan, who serves on the prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences panel, delivered what he calls a ‘parking lot pitch’ to the leader of the Catholic Church. Here, Ramanathan describes this moment and how it may have influenced the Pope’s subsequent position on the matter. 

  • Going viral

    UC Irvine

    Virus detective tracks cure for common cold by seeking a way to stop viruses from replicating.
  • Incubating inspiration in the humanities

    UC Berkeley

    Celebrating its 25-year annniversary, Townsend Center for the Humanities is igniting free-ranging conversations among faculty and students.
  • The icon of organic chemistry

    UC San Diego

    Charles Perrin, one of the most beloved professors on the UC San Diego campus, has taught this tough course to anxious sophomores each fall for the past four decades.


Press Releases

  • UC Investments posts strong gains, endowment up 8.24 percent

    The University of California’s Office of the Chief Investment Officer (UC Investments) announced today (Sept. 12) that its assets under management grew to $126.1 billion as of June 30, a one-year jump of $7.4 billion and a five-year gain of $30 billion.

  • UC, UPTE reach tentative agreement on new five-year contracts

    The University of California today (July 30) announced tentative five-year agreements with the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) union for UC’s approximately 13,000 health care, research and technical professionals.

  • Advisory committee named for UC Merced chancellor search

    University of California President Janet Napolitano today (July 29) announced the formation of an advisory committee of university faculty, staff, students, alumni and foundation representatives to help in the international search for a new chancellor to lead the Merced campus. Regent George Kieffer, the Board of Regents Chair for 2017-2019, appointed five regents to serve on the committee.

  • Distinguished academic health science professional appointed as executive vice president for UC Health

    The University of California Board of Regents approved today (July 18) Dr. Carrie L. Byington as the next executive vice president of UC Health, comprised of UC’s five academic medical centers, a community-based health system and 18 health professional schools.