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  • President Michael Drake portrait

    A message to the UC community from President Michael V. Drake, M.D.

    As Michael V. Drake, M.D., assumes his new role as UC’s 21st president, he sends his greetings and gratitude to the entire university community.

  • Student next to questions graphic in a screenshot

    How to answer UC's Personal Insight Questions

    About to start the Personal Insight Questions for the UC undergraduate application? Here are some helpful tips on what the questions are about and what they cover.

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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.

  • President Obama speaking at the UC Irvine commencement ceremony

    President Obama at UC Irvine Commencement 2014

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

  • 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."

  • UC Santa Barbara oil spill X CHALLENGE

    Winner of $1 Million X CHALLENGE has roots at UC Santa Barbara's Bren School

    UC Santa Barbara

    Innovative grooved-skimmer technology will transform oil spill response efforts.

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Press Releases

  • UC celebrates second 2021 Nobel Prize winner

    University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the following statement today (Oct. 12) on University of California, Berkeley, labor economist and professor of economics David Card, Ph.D., winning the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday. He was awarded half the prize, with the other half shared by economists Joshua Angrist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Guido Imbens of Stanford University. Card was honored for his work on social and economic forces that impact low-wage workers, including outcomes of an increased minimum wage and of immigration on job growth in America.

  • UC scores top spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 university rankings

    Six University of California campuses are among the top 10 public universities in America, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges rankings, released today (Sept. 13). The magazine also placed eight of UC’s undergraduate campuses on its coveted list of the top 100 public and private universities across the country.

  • UC welcomes new regent

    University of California Board of Regents Chair Cecilia V. Estolano and President Michael V. Drake, M.D., welcomed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Jose Hernandez to UC’s governing board and released the following statements today (Aug. 20):

  • UC celebrates $15 million Mellon grant to support faculty diversity

    The University of California today (July 16) announced the receipt of a $15 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). This funding will help expand the number of PPFP fellowships at UC and establish a program for hiring faculty whose research and teaching emphasize diversity and equity in the humanities and humanities-inflected social sciences at the University’s six federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI). These include UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis.

  • Aggie voices
    Spotlight on the UC Davis student experience — from the student's point of view.