Press Releases

Press Releases

  • UC statement on Gov. Newsom’s 2022-23 budget proposal

    The University of California is grateful to Gov. Newsom for his continued leadership and steadfast support of the University. The priorities he outlined today reflect our shared commitment to expanding the positive impact the University has on the lives of all Californians.

  • A message from UC President Michael V. Drake on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

    University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the following statement today (Jan. 6) regarding the anniversary of the attack on the Capitol.

  • University of California Health supports CDC recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine for children

    The expansion of vaccination against COVID-19 to approximately 28 million children aged 5-11 years across the nation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a significant step forward in the fight against the pandemic. 

  • University of California Health signs Health Equity Pledge to leverage data in addressing disparities

    University of California Health joins approximately 40 cross-sector health care organizations committing to collecting, stratifying, and reviewing data about race, ethnicity, language and sex across top metrics and sharing anonymized, aggregate-level information to inform best practices.

  • 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 celebrates its newest Nobel Prize winner

    University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the below statement today (Oct. 4) on the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine awarded to professor David Julius, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco. Julius received the prize jointly with Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D., a UCLA alum and former UCSF postdoctoral fellow, for their research on pain receptors.

  • 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 assets grow by $38 billion in 2021 to $168 billion, with endowment returning 33.7 percent and pension up 30.5 percent

    The University of California’s Office of the Chief Investment Officer (UC Investments) announced today (August 31) that its assets under management grew to $168 billion as of June 30, 2021, a 29 percent jump over the prior fiscal year and the largest one-year gain in its history. The additional $38 billion in assets over the previous year represents a 77 percent increase since 2014.

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