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  • President Obama at UC Irvine commencement

    President Obama at UC Irvine Commencement 2014

    President Barack Obama spoke at UC Irvine's commencement celebration at Angel Stadium.
  • Randy Schekman

    Nobelist Schekman on the value of public higher ed

    Nobel laureate Randy Schekman is a UC Berkeley professor and a UCLA alumnus. From the pinnacle of achievement, Schekman credits public higher education as the foundation of his success. Schekman will participate in UC's Graduate Research Day, calling for more student support.

  • graduate student reading

    Is grad school for you?

    UC doctoral students share their best advice for preparing, applying, and paying for graduate school.
  • Artist's perspective on audience, exposure

    A conversation with artist Glenn Kaino touches on creating for audiences big and small.
  • CalTeach brings STEM students into K-12 classrooms

    UC Newsroom

    From the time Elizabeth Pierson was 7 and her parents came downstairs to find her in the kitchen mixing baking soda and vinegar — dressed in a raincoat, swimming goggles and rubber gloves — the UC Berkeley senior knew she wanted to be a scientist.

  • 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.

  • Regents chair Lansing with a message to UC community

    UC Office of the President

    UC Board of Regents chair Sherry Lansing says in a video statement that she is "shocked and appalled" by the images of police actions during recent student protests at UC Berkeley and UC Davis.

    Lansing supports UC President Mark Yudof's effort to review systemwide procedures so that students can engage in peaceful protests.

    "We regents share your passion and your conviction for the University of California," Lansing says. "We want all of you to know that we fully and unequivocally support your right to protest peacefully."

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  • UC supports release of student detained by immigration authorities

    University of California President Janet Napolitano and UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ today (Jan. 17) released a joint statement in support of the decision to release on bond a UC student recently detained by immigration authorities.

  • Calling all students: Become a UCAN ambassador

    The University of California’s Advocacy Network (UCAN) is looking for student ambassadors to help promote and expand UC’s community of advocates and serve as liaisons between students and the university’s government relations team.

  • UC statement on government’s push for Supreme Court ruling on DACA

    The University of California issued a statement today (Jan. 16) on the federal government's push for a Supreme Court ruling on DACA.

  • 5 UC alumni entrepreneurs win opportunity to pitch at venture summit

    The University of California today (Jan. 16) announced the five finalists of its new “I am a UC Entrepreneur” contest for alumni. The finalists, selected by a panel of prominent investors, have won the opportunity to pitch their startups to more than 600 business leaders and venture capitalists at the third annual 2018 Global Corporate Venturing & Innovation (GCVI) Summit, held in Monterey, Calif., from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1.