Press Releases

Press Releases

  • UC’s economic impact on California hits new high of $82B annually

    The University is an essential economic engine for the state, supporting over half a million jobs and contributing to the economy in every region. 

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

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

  • UC plans for fall 2021 in-person instruction across its 10 campuses

    The University of California announced today (Jan. 11) that it is planning for a return to primarily in-person instruction systemwide starting fall 2021, enabling prospective and current students as well as their families to understand our goal well in advance amid the uncertainties of the pandemic.

  • UC statement on Gov. Newsom’s 2021-2022 budget plan

    Gov. Newsom’s budget provides $136.3 million of new ongoing support to the University of California, including $103.9 million to partly restore the $300.8 million in reductions made last year to UC. The proposal also includes $32.4 million for ongoing targeted investments in other areas, such as expanding access for student mental health services and supporting UC Programs in Medical Education (UC PRIME), which combine specialized coursework and training experiences that allow future physicians to better support underserved populations.

  • UC denounces attack on American democracy

    The orderly transfer of power has been a hallmark of our American democracy for more than two centuries. The shocking display of lawless violence in the nation’s capital on January 6 was an horrific, and ultimately tragic, affront to our national dignity. The University of California cherishes the free speech right of the people “peaceably to assemble” to share their grievances. But that is not what occurred in Washington, D.C., yesterday. We must stand together — regardless of political party or point of view — to condemn the violence on Wednesday and to uphold, protect and defend our bedrock values.

  • COVID-19 exposure notification system expands statewide; University of California to lead roll out effort

    The State of California has asked the University of California to lead an expansion of a  smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system recently tested at seven University of California campuses. Under this statewide program, researchers and entrepreneurs at UC San Diego Health who developed and led the pilot program will manage broadening the program for the State.

  • UC celebrates court order to restore DACA program

    Justice has prevailed once again. In solidarity with our students and the entire UC community, we are pleased that a federal judge today decisively ordered the federal government to fully restore the DACA program. This is a win for DACA recipients, their families, and for this country that has been so enriched by immigrants.

  • University of California Health launches human donor milk bank to help newborns

    University of California Health has launched an innovative human milk bank to help improve the lives of newborns, infants and their families.

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