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President Obama at UC Irvine Commencement 2014President Barack Obama spoke at UC Irvine's commencement celebration at Angel Stadium.
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.
January 18, 2012
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.
December 23, 2011
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.
UC Office of the President
November 21, 2011
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."
July 22, 2019
The University of California announced today (July 22) that it has offered an all-time record number of incoming students a spot on at least one of its nine undergraduate campuses for the 2019-20 academic year.
July 14, 2019
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today (July 14): Large-scale immigration raids are designed to strike fear in our immigrant communities, and the University of California will not be a willing participant in them.
June 4, 2019
The University of California applauds the House of Representatives for passage of the American Dream and Promise Act and urges the U.S. Senate to swiftly take up the legislation and send it to the president for his signature.
May 6, 2019
Twenty-two thousand students, staff and faculty from across all 10 University of California campus locations and the University of California Office of the President participated in a month-long competition that resulted in over 21,650,000 pounds of carbon dioxide saved.