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    Help keep the University of California affordable

    Today's students deserve the same great UC education as previous generations. Let's grow California together.

  • Take a tour of your thoughts with the 'Glass Brain'

    The Glass Brain is kind of like it sounds. It’s a colorful, 3-D window into all the mysterious activities that light up the brain.

  • Can we use Wi-Fi to see through walls?

    We use Wi-Fi to stay connected, but UC's Yasamin Mostofi shows that Wi-Fi can also be used to sense the world around us – even behind walls.

  • The Global Warming Facts You Need to Know

    Climate change facts you need to know

    Under current guidelines, the planet is on target to warm up by 2 degrees Celsius in 2050 and by 4 degrees in 2100, triggering serious large-scale problems by the end of the century. UC San Diego's climate scientist V. Ramanathan accurately predicted this trend back in 1980. He says that if we make an effort to adopt existing technology today, we might be able to change our course on climate.

  • After the smoke clears, danger still lurks

    UC Office of the President

    Thirdhand smoke is a new frontier, and UC's Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program has assembled a consortium of investigators to study the health risks caused by the remnants of cigarette smoke.
  • Top rankings for UC graduate programs

    UC Office of the President

    U.S. News 2012 rankings placed UC campuses among nation's best in main professional disciplines.
  • What steers vampire bats to blood

    Researchers have discovered how vampire bats find the best spots to bite their prey.

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  • New survey finds 3 in 4 Americans believe universities are key to tackling global challenges

    The University of California, the Policy Institute at King’s College London and market research firm Ipsos today (June 29) released results from a new, eye-opening international study of residents in 11 countries, including the United States, about the impact and value of higher education.

  • Hellman Fellows Program and UC announce historic $125 million commitment to junior faculty research

    The Hellman Fellows Program and the University of California announced today (June 23) a plan to permanently support the Hellman Fellows Program on all 10 campuses in the UC system. With the establishment of this endowment, the Hellman Fellows Program will have committed a total of $125 million to support research for outstanding early-career faculty at all 10 UC campuses. The endowment will provide protected streams of funding in perpetuity through the creation of the Society of Hellman Fellows.

  • UC reaches groundbreaking open access deal with leading global publisher

    The University of California today (June 16) announced a transformative open access publishing agreement that will make more of the University’s research freely and immediately available to individuals and researchers across the globe.

  • UC awards $2 million in critical research seed funding for COVID-19 high-risk populations

    The University of California today (June 3) announced the distribution of $2 million in seed funding for important research across the state aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19, particularly among those at greater risk for infection and adverse outcomes. UC awarded the funds to support rapid-response, high-impact research in vaccines, therapeutics, clinical management, epidemiology and other COVID-19 related areas.