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UC San Diego approves new undergraduate degree in Black Diaspora and African American Studies

The new degree will not only enhance academic offerings but will foster collaborative study regarding the current experiences and histories of people of African descent.

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Did racism kill Jackie Robinson?

Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball over 70 years ago, breaking down barriers for future generations. Now, scientists ask — did racism lead to Robinson's early death?

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'Another glass ceiling shattered'

Student Gina Schneider becomes a part of history as one of the first women in the U.S. to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

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New sitcom produced by UC Riverside’s Reza Aslan brings humor and heart to assimilation

The new show follows a Marine combat veteran and a former interpreter as they adjust to life in America after life in Afghanistan.

César Chávez

Historical photographs of César Chávez available through UC Merced library

The UC Merced Library holds intimate portraits of labor leader, community organizer, businessman and Latino American civil rights activist César Chávez.

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Growing national movement urges Congress to reinvest in Pell Grants

UC, along with nearly 1,200 higher education organizations, urged Congress this week to reinvest in the federal aid program that helps millions of students afford college.

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New study reveals the ‘hidden costs’ of being Black in the U.S.

Near-daily discrimination takes a measurable toll on Black men, who do not enjoy the same improvements in physical and mental health that white men experience with higher incomes.

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Happy Lunar New Year

Reflections on the holiday and its global celebrations from scholars at UC Irvine.

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What Hollywood gets wrong (and right!) about protecting the Earth from asteroids

Meet Kirsten Howley, the real-life Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astrophysicist working to prevent “Armageddon,” as UC celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Feb. 11).

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UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on the Black workers, scholars, artists and activists who have propelled the University of California — and the world — forward, and the work that remains to be done to achieve our ideals of equality, inclusion and justice.