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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.

  • Faces of male primates

    Evolution is written all over your face

    UCLA

    UCLA biologists working as "evolutionary detectives" offer some answers as to why the faces of primates are so dramatically different from one another.
  • African Agama lizard

    Leaping lizards and dinosaurs inspire robot design

    UC Berkeley

    Leaping lizards have a message for robots: Get a tail!
  • 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.

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  • UC secures landmark open access deal with world’s largest scientific publisher

    The University of California today (March 16) announced a pioneering open access agreement with the world’s largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, making significantly more of the University’s research available to people worldwide — immediately and at no cost. The deal will put more UC research into the hands of individuals across the globe at a time when international collaboration to fight COVID-19 has illuminated the value of open access to scientific findings.

  • UC welcomes new era of climate-action partnership with Biden administration

    As the nation’s premier public research institution and California’s third-largest employer, the University of California has taken bold steps to confront the existential threat of climate change and to harness the power of science to create solutions. While UC is a national leader among universities in its efforts to lower its greenhouse gas emissions and to invest in clean energy, the University recognizes it will take collective action to pull us back from the brink of disaster given the scale and severity of the climate crisis. The University therefore welcomes a stronger partnership with the federal government to embark on a new period of innovation and discovery and looks forward to seeing how our renowned faculty contribute to addressing this crisis.

  • UC awards $19M in grants to support groundbreaking research to benefit Californians

    UC announces 2021 Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) competition winners.  

  • UC President Drake congratulates UC Berkeley biochemist Doudna for chemistry Nobel win

    University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released today (Oct. 7) the statement below following the announcement of the Nobel Prize in chemistry. UC Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine.

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    UCTV: UC Climate Solutions

    Happy Earth Day! UCTV is celebrating by launching the UC Climate Solutions Channel. Check it out below.