Students walking on campus

New UC students share their hopes and dreams

We check in with nine of our newest arrivals as they launch into their journeys at UC.

Nettie Hunt with daughter on steps of Supreme Court

UC Berkeley to mark ‘400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice’

A yearlong observation will focus on African Americans’ extraordinary contributions to American life and the struggle for justice.

Sabrina Strings with her book

Where does fat phobia come from?

How did we become obsessed with thinness? It has to do with race, says sociologist Sabrina Strings.

Late night office

Who stalled the gender revolution?

Friendly attitudes toward gender equality increased for decades, then hit a speed bump in the '90s. The reason why might surprise you.

Vets gathered around a video camera

A new opportunity for veterans to realign with civilian life

A four-day seminar focusing on helping veterans access higher education and career pathways kicks off this summer.

London Breed at the podium

London's town

London Breed made history as San Francisco's first black female mayor, but she was once just an aspiring chemist.

Students on the UC Berkeley campus

UC’s ambitious plan to help more students earn a degree

The University of California looks to produce 1.2 million UC graduates by 2030.

Dr. Jenna Lester with a patient

The skin care myth that harms people of color

Everyone can get skin cancer — which surprises some. UC's Skin of Color clinics aim to end health care disparities in dermatology.

Trying on clothes at the Cantu Clothing Closet

Finally, a closet that’s fun to be in

Trans and nonbinary students get a great, free place to shop at UC Santa Cruz's Cantú Clothing Closet.

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Diplomas that would not be denied

These four students faced nearly unimaginable obstacles on the way to graduation — and now prepare to help others succeed.