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UC welcomes new era of climate-action partnership with Biden administration

As the nation’s premier public research institution and California’s third-largest employer, the University of California has taken bold steps to confront the existential threat of climate change and to harness the power of science to create solutions. While…

University of California Health and CDPH to accelerate data modeling for evidence-based public health decision making

University of California Health (UCH) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are launching an innovative data modeling consortium to ensure public health policy makers have timely, relevant analysis and insights to support pandemic-related…

UC advocates for Congress, Biden administration to invest in college affordability with Double the Pell campaign

The University of California announced today (Feb. 8) that it is launching the Double the Pell campaign to urge Congress and the new federal administration to charter a more affordable pathway to higher education for America’s students and families.

All-time record-high number of applicants apply to UC, with Chicano/Latino students comprising largest proportion

The University of California announced today (Jan. 28) that the system received for fall 2021 admission the highest number of undergraduate applications in its history, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Highlights among California freshmen include a…

UC President Drake lauds US return to Paris Agreement

University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the following statement today (Jan. 20) in response to President Biden’s executive order reinstating the U.S. to the Paris climate accord. 

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…